Prime minister Narendra Modi launches a cheap scheme Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) for common man. He said that this scheme motive is to boost regional air connectivity.Addressing a rally at Shimla in Himachal Pradesh on thursday, PM said all facilities available to rich people should be made available to the common man.
Air travel is now not just for the rich. I wanted air travel to be for all. The biggest shortcoming was that there was no aviation policy. We are fortunate to frame india’s first aviation policy.He further said that he wanted people with hawai chappals to fly in hawai jahaaz.
Prime Minister inaugurated the maiden Shimla-New Delhi flight under a government scheme.He inaugurated the flight by flagging off the Alliance Air’s flight on Shimla-Delhi sector from Jubbar Hatti airport near Shimla this morning. Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, has deployed its 42-seater ATR plane on this sector.The prime minister also simultaneously flagged off regional connectivity scheme flights on the Kadapa-Hyderabad and Nanded-Hyderabad sectors through video-conferencing.
The government aims at connecting 45 unserved and under-served airports and make flying affordable by capping fares at 2500 rupees per seat per hour. Five airlines were awarded 128 routes under the scheme last month after a bidding process.
Mr Modi also laid foundation stone for Hydro Engineering College, which will be set up at Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh. State Governor Acharya Devvrat, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, Union Health & Family Welfare Minister JP Nadda and Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju were present on the occasion. The Prime Minister also held a road show in Shimla.
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