Government has launched the 4th round of Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) to further enhance the connectivity to remote and regional areas of the country.
Civil Aviation Ministry yesterday said, the focus in this round will be North East Region, Hilly States, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Islands.
The scheme was launched in October, 2016, which seeks to provide connectivity to un-served and under-served regions through revival of existing air strips and airports.
In the last three years government has successfully completed three rounds of bidding under the Scheme and awarded about 700 routes.
The Ministry aims to operationalize one thousand routes and more than 100 airports in the next five years.