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Under UDAN, 453 routes have commenced, operationalizing 70 Airports including 2 Water Aerodrome & 9 Heliports


More than 2.15 lakh UDAN flights have operated and over 1.1 crore passengers have availed the benefits in UDAN flights so far.

Posted On: 08 DEC 2022 5:18PM by PIB Delhi

Ministry of Civil Aviation launched Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) - UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) on 21.10.2016 to stimulate regional air connectivity and making air travel affordable to the masses. As on 29.11.2022, after four rounds of bidding under UDAN, 453 routes have commenced, operationalizing 70 Airports including 2 Water Aerodrome & 9 Heliports. More than 2.15 lakh UDAN flights have operated and over 1.1 crore passengers have availed the benefits in UDAN flights so far. The scheme has been able to provide air connectivity to Tier-2 &Tier-3 cities at affordable airfares and has transformed the way people travel.

 The UDAN Scheme is applicable for a period of 10 years from the date of notification of Scheme. The Government has set a target to operationalize 1000 UDAN routes during the currency of the scheme and to revive/develop 100 unserved & underserved airports/heliports/water aerodromes by 2024. The Government of India has approved a budget of Rs. 4500 crore for revival of existing unserved / underserved airports / airstrips of the State Governments, Airports Authority of India, Public Sector Undertakings and Civil Enclaves. Airports Authority of India (AAI), the Implementing Agency, monitors the progress for the revival/development of awarded aerodromes under UDAN and the same is reviewed by the Ministry in consultation with stakeholders time to time.

Details of the 68 identified aerodromes for revival/upgradation under UDAN by 2024, are at Annexure.

Annexure

 

List of 68 identified RCS Aerodrome, to operationalise by 2024

S. No.

Name of State

Airport Name

Airport/Heliport (H)/ Water Aerodrome (WA)

  1.  

Andaman & Nicobar

Campbell Bay

Airport

  1.  

Andaman & Nicobar

Car Nicobar

Airport

  1.  

Andaman & Nicobar

Havelock (W)

WA

  1.  

Andaman & Nicobar

Long Island (W)

WA

  1.  

Andaman & Nicobar

Neil Island (W)

WA

  1.  

Andaman & Nicobar

Shibpur

Airport

  1.  

Andhra Pradesh

Parkasam Barrage (W)

WA

  1.  

Arunachal Pradesh

Daparizo (H)

Heliport

  1.  

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar (H)

Heliport

  1.  

Arunachal Pradesh

Tuting (H)

Heliport

  1.  

Arunachal Pradesh

Walong (H)

Heliport

  1.  

Arunachal Pradesh

Yinghoing (H)

Heliport

  1.  

Arunachal Pradesh

Ziro (H)

Heliport

  1.  

Assam

Guwahati River Front (W)

WA

  1.  

Assam

Nagaon (H)

Heliport

  1.  

Assam

Umrangso Reservoir (W)

WA

  1.  

Chhattisgarh

Ambikapur

Airport

  1.  

Daman&Diu

Daman

Airport

  1.  

Haryana

Ambala

Airport

  1.  

Himachal Pradesh

Baddi (H)

Heliport

  1.  

Himachal Pradesh

Manali (H)

Heliport

  1.  

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla(H)

Heliport

  1.  

Jharkhand

Bokaro

Airport

  1.  

Jharkhand

Dumka

Airport

  1.  

Jharkhand

Hazaribagh

Airport

  1.  

Jharkhand

Jamshedpur

Airport

  1.  

Ladakh

Kargil

Airport

  1.  

Ladakh

Thoise

Airport

  1.  

Lakshadweep

Kavaratti

WA

  1.  

Lakshadweep

Minicoy

WA

  1.  

Maharashtra

Amravati

Airport

  1.  

Maharashtra

Ratnagiri

Airport

  1.  

Maharashtra

Solapur

Airport

  1.  

Manipur

Jiribam (H)

Heliport

  1.  

Manipur

Moreh (H)

Heliport

  1.  

Manipur

Parbung (H)

Heliport

  1.  

Manipur

Tamenglong (H)

Heliport

  1.  

Manipur

Thanlon (H)

Heliport

  1.  

Odisha

Rourkela

Airport

  1.  

Odisha

Utkela

Airport

  1.  

Rajasthan

Kota

Airport

  1.  

Rajasthan

Uterlai

Airport

  1.  

Tamil Nadu

Neyveli

Airport

  1.  

Tamil Nadu

Ramnad

Airport

  1.  

Tamil Nadu

Tanjore

Airport

  1.  

Tamil Nadu

Vellore

Airport

  1.  

Telangana

NagarjunaSagar (W)

WA

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

Aligarh

Airport

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

Ayodhya (Faizabad)

Airport

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

Azamgarh

Airport

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

Chitrakoot

Airport

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

Fursatganj

Airport

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

Ghazipur

Airport

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

Jhansi

Airport

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

Meerut

Airport

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

Moradabad

Airport

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

Muirpur (Korba)

Airport

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

Sarsawa (Saharanpur)

Airport

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

Shravasti

Airport

  1.  

Uttarakhand

Dharchula (H)

Heliport

  1.  

Uttarakhand

Joshimath (H)

Heliport

  1.  

Uttarakhand

Mussoorie (H)

Heliport

  1.  

Uttarakhand

Nainital (H)

Heliport

  1.  

Uttarakhand

Haridwar (H)

Heliport

  1.  

Uttarakhand

Ramnagar (H)

Heliport

  1.  

West Bengal

Burnpur

Airport

  1.  

West Bengal

Cooch Behar

Airport

  1.  

West Bengal

Kalaikunda

Airport

 

The above list of 68 RCS Aerodromes is as on 30.11.2022.

This information was given by the Minister for Civil Aviation Sh. Jyotiraditya M. Scindia to the  questions in Lok Sabha today.

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