Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has written an article writes how RCS-UDAN is realising PM Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘हवाई चप्पल से हवाई जहाज़’ by bringing smaller towns & cities of the country on the civil aviation map.
Jyotiraditya Scindia mentions –
The Belgavi airport has facilitated travel for students to Belagavi, an education hub. The airport is being utilised for cargo operations as well, and soon will operate a flight training school — all in the span of a few years.
Scindia wrote that UDAN has allowed first-time flyers to travel at the cost of a first-class train ticket, enhanced access, encouraged regional carriers, and has been an economic force multiplier.
The UDAN scheme, launched about four years back, has “triggered air connectivity to hitherto unserved regions” of the country, the Prime Minister Office (PMO) said on Saturday quoting an article by Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia.
“It has been four years since the central government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, embarked on the ambitious task of building a strong and affordable regional aviation system in India. The UDAN scheme has been seminal in its impact, having triggered air connectivity to hitherto unserved regions,” writes Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia’, the PMO in a tweet said here.