Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Udaan Yojana

Udaan Yojana
 Udaan Yojana

What is Udaan Yojana?

The UDAN scheme is a scheme launched by the Central Government of India, also known as the Regional Air Connectivity Scheme, the initiative of the scheme has been made in an attempt to provide the facility of air travel to the common people at a low cost. This scheme was launched by the Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju on 21 October 2016 in New Delhi. But this scheme has started in April 2017 and for a period of up to 10 years, this scheme will be in operation. 

The main objective of this scheme is to provide low-cost air tickets. The full name of UDAN is "Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik". The plan is to make cheap flights for the people who want to travel and travel here and there in 2 tier or 3 tier cities of the country. According to the announcement made in the immediate time, the common man can book a plane ticket for just Rs 2500. The first flight to be started under this scheme is going to fly between Delhi and Calcutta. Here all the information related to this scheme will be given.

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, inaugurated the first flight from Shimla to Delhi under the UDAN scheme on April 27. This scheme was started under the Regional Connectivity Scheme started the last year 2016. With the help of this scheme, the government wants to connect even small cities of the country with the facility of airplanes. The full form of the word 'UDAN' in the name of the scheme is 'Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik'. 

VISIT OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.msde.gov.in/en/schemes-initiatives/

Under this scheme, the government will reduce the flight fare and build airports in many such places, where airports have not been built at present. Under this scheme, a distance of 500 km will be covered in one hour for the customers, the cost of which will be Rs 2500. 128 routes and 5 operators have been included in this scheme.

The UDAN scheme seeks to provide connectivity to un-served and functioning airports through the revival of existing airstrips and airports.

This is a first-of-its-kind special scheme that will ensure affordability, connectivity, growth, and development. Its target is to increase the number of tickets from 80 lakhs to 3 crores by the year 2022.

Under this regional connectivity, a market-based mechanism will be developed under which airlines will be for seat subsidies.

Airline operators will bid for 40 subsidized seats and have a minimum of 9 seats. Here 50% of the seats will be of market-based price.

Affordable and economically viable alternatives and profitable flights will be available on regional routes. These flights will be affordable for the middle-class people of India who belong to small cities.

Under this, airlines will have complete freedom to enter into code sharing for connectivity and with major airlines and will be exempted from various airport charges.

The airlines will be given a special right to fly on a particular regional route for three years. For regional flights, the airfare on these routes will be Rs 2500 for 1 hour.

Purpose of UDAN Scheme:-

Many main objectives of the government are included under this scheme, the special features of the scheme are given below-

The UDAN scheme was announced in the year 2016 by the Ministry of Aviation, Government of India, which has been implemented this year.

Under this scheme, the government is trying to give regional connectivity to the country. According to the plan, its flights will cover a maximum distance of 800 km.

Under this scheme, 43 cities of the country are reported to be connected by flights. Along with this, about 12 such airports will be connected, which are running irregularly. With this, 31 such places will be able to be activated, where there is an airport but it is not being used.

Under this scheme, Air India Subsidiary Alliance became the first airline, which operated airplanes between Delhi and Shimla under this scheme. Under this scheme from Alliance Air, the 48-seater ATR-42 will fly on a regular basis. All these flights will be of economic class.

Only 48 flight seats will not be booked due to short runway length, altitude, and temperature limitations. That is, people will not be able to travel completely on 48 seats in the air space. On the Delhi-Shimla route, the flight will take 35 passengers on its first flight and 15 passengers on its return. Will issue VGF of Rs.3000 per seat on vacant seats during this period.



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