Ministry of Civil Aviation
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469 routes connecting 74 airports operationalised under UDAN Scheme


VGF amount of around Rs. 2433 crore has been released to Selected Airline Operators

Posted On: 16 MAR 2023 5:10PM 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. UDAN is a self-financing scheme. Under UDAN, 469 routes connecting 74 unserved and underserved airports including 9 Heliports & 2 Water aerodromes have been operationalized as on 28.02.2023.

Promoting affordability of regional air connectivity is envisioned under UDAN by supporting Selected Airline Operators (SAOs) through concessions by Central Government, State Governments/UTs and airport operators to reduce the cost of airline operations on regional routes and providing financial (Viability Gap Funding or VGF) support to meet the gap, if any, between the cost of airline operations and expected revenues on such UDAN routes.

The concessions offered under the scheme are as under:

 

Airport operators:

i) Airport operators shall not levy Landing and Parking Charges on RCS Flights.

ii) AAI shall not levy any Terminal Navigation Landing Charges (TNLC) on RCS Flights.

iii) Route Navigation and Facilitation Charges (RNFC) will be levied by AAI on a discounted basis @ 42.50% of Normal Rates on RCS Flights.

iv) Selected Airline operators shall be allowed self-ground handling for operations under the Scheme at all airports.;

 

Central Government:

i)Excise Duty at the rate of 2% shall be levied on Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) purchased by selected Airlines Operators from RCS Airports for initial period of thee (3) years from the date of notification of this scheme.

ii)Selected Airline Operators will have the freedom to enter into code sharing arrangements with both domestic as well as international airlines.;

States Government at RCS Airports within their States:

i)Reduce VAT to 1% or less on ATF at RCS Airports located within the states for a period of 10 years.

ii)Provide minimum land, if required, free of cost and free from encumbrances for development of RCS Airports and provide multi-modal hinterland connectivity as required.

iii)Provide security and fire services free of cost at RCS Airports.

iv)Providing, or cause to be provided, electricity, water and other utility services at substantially concessional rates at RCS Airports.

v)Provide a certain share (20% for States other than North-Eastern States where the ratio will be 10%) of determined VGF.

 

During various rounds of bidding under UDAN, 56 seaplane routes connecting 25 water aerodromes are identified in the States/UTs of Gujarat, Assam, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Goa, Himachal Pradesh and Lakshadweep.

An airport which is included in the awarded routes of Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) - UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) and requires upgradation/development for commencement of RCS operations, is developed under "Revival of unserved and underserved airports" scheme.

The year-wise details of 74 airports operationalized under Regional Connectivity Scheme is at Annexure-A.

UDAN is a self-financing scheme. VGF amount of around Rs. 2433 crore has been released to Selected Airline Operators as on 28.02.2023 for the operation of UDAN flights.

Annexure-A

List of RCS Airports operationalized

S No.

State

Airport

Year

  1.  

Andhra Pradesh

Kadapa (Underserved)(Round-1)

2017

  1.  
 

Kurnool Airport

2021

  1.  

Assam

Jorhat (Underserved)(Round-2)

2018

  1.  

 

Lilabari (Underserved)(Round-2)

2019

  1.  

 

Tezpur (Underserved)(Round-2)

2018

  1.  
 

Rupsi

2021

  1.  

Arunachal Pradesh

Tezu

2021

  1.  
 

Passighat

2021

  1.  

 

Hollongi (Round-4.3)

2023

  1.  

Bihar

Darbhanga(Round-1)

2020

  1.  

Chhattisgarh

Jagdalpur(Round-1)

2018

  1.  

 

Bilaspur (Round-1)

2021

  1.  

Daman & Diu

Diu (Underserved)(Round-1)

2018

  1.  

Gujarat

Bhavnagar (Underserved)(Round-1)

2018

  1.  

 

Jamnagar (Underserved)(Round-1)

2018

  1.  

 

Kandla(Round-1)

2017

  1.  

 

Keshod (Round-2)

2022

  1.  

 

Mundra(Round-1)

2018

  1.  

 

Porbandar (Underserved)(Round-1)

2017

  1.  
 

Statue of Unity (W) (Round-3)

2020

  1.  
 

Sabarmati River Front  (W) (Round-3)

2020

  1.  

Haryana

Hissar (Round-2)

2021

  1.  

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla(Round-1)

2017

  1.  

 

Kullu (Underserved)(Round-3)

2019

  1.  

 

Mandi – Heliport(Unserved)

2021

  1.  

 

Rampur – Heliport(Unserved)

2021

  1.  

Jharkhand

Deoghar (Round-4.1)

2022

  1.  

 

Jamshedpur (Round-1)

2023

  1.  

Karnataka

Belgaum (Underserved)(Round-3)

2019

  1.  

 

Hubli (Underserved)(Round-2)

2018

  1.  

 

Mysore(Round-1)

2017

  1.  

 

Vidyanagar(Round-1)

2017

  1.  

 

Kalaburgi (Gulbarga)(Round-3)

2019

  1.  

 

Bidar(Round-1)

2020

  1.  

Kerala

Kannur(Round-2)

2019

  1.  

Madhya Pradesh

Gwalior (Underserved)(Round-1)

2017

  1.  

Maharashtra

Gondia

2022

  1.  
 

Jalgaon(Round-1)

2017

  1.  

 

Kolhapur(Round-1)

2018

  1.  

 

Nanded(Round-1)

2017

  1.  

 

Ozar (Nasik)(Round-1)

2017

  1.  
 

Sindhudurg

2021

  1.  

Meghalaya

Shillong (Underserved)(Round-1)

2018

  1.  

Nagaland

Dimapur (Underserved)(Round-3)

2019

  1.  

Odisha

Jharsuguda(Round-1)

2018

  1.  

 

Jeypore (Round-1)

2022

  1.  

 

Rourkela (Round-1)

2023

  1.  

Pondicherry (UT)

Pondicherry (Underserved)(Round-1)

2017

  1.  

Punjab

Adampur(Round-1)

2018

  1.  

 

Bhatinda(Round-1)

2017

  1.  

 

Ludhiana(Round-1)

2017

  1.  

 

Pathankot(Round-1)

2018

  1.  

Rajasthan

Bikaner(Round-1)

2017

  1.  

 

Jaisalmer(Round-1)

2017

  1.  

 

Kishangarh(Round-2)

2018

  1.  

Sikkim

Pakyong(Round-2)

2018

  1.  

Tamil Nadu

Salem(Round-1)

2018

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

Agra (Underserved)(Round-1)

2017

  1.  

 

Allahabad (Underserved)(Round-2)

2018

  1.  

 

Kanpur(Chakeri)(Round-1)

2018

  1.  

 

Hindon(Round-2)

2019

  1.  

 

Bareilly

2021

  1.  

 

Kushinagar

2021

  1.  

Uttarakhand

Pantnagar (Underserved)(Round-1)

2019

  1.  

 

Pithoragarh(Round-2)

2019

  1.  

 

Sahastradhara -Heliport

(Round-2)

2020

  1.  

 

Chinyalisaur –Heliport

(Round-2)

2020

  1.  

 

Gaucher –Heliport

(Round-2)

2020

  1.  

 

New Tehri –Heliport

(Round-2)

2020

  1.  

 

Srinagar –Heliport

(Round-2)

2020

  1.  

 

Haldwani – Heliport

(Round-2)

2021

  1.  

 

Almora – Heliport

(Round-2)

2022

  1.  

West Bengal

Durgapur(Underserved)(Round-1)

2019

  1.  

 

CoochBehar (Unserved) (Round-1)

2023

 

This information was given by the Minister for Civil Aviation & Steel Sh. Jyotiraditya M. Scindia in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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