Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sunday inaugurated three flights connecting 5 cities of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, and Mizoram.
A flight connecting Imphal and Aizawl underneath RCS UDAN commenced on Sunday and can function 5 instances every week, whereas a flight connecting Shillong and Lilabari underneath RCS UDAN will begin from Monday and can function 4 instances every week.
A flight connecting Lilabari and Ziro additionally started working on Sunday and can function twice every week.
Scindia additionally introduced on the event that underneath the Worldwide UDAN, two new routes, Agartala to Chittagong and Imphal to Mandalay will likely be operationalised which can broaden the scope of air connectivity within the northeastern states from the nationwide to the worldwide degree.
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The improved aerial connectivity within the mountainous cities of the 5 states of the northeastern a part of the nation will play an important position in creating ease of dwelling for the residents of the area and boosting tourism and commerce, he stated.
Scindia additional stated that the federal government has given particular emphasis on air connectivity for the northeastern area.
Within the final eight years, seven airports have been developed within the area, he stated.
Below the UDAN scheme, 14 p.c of routes have been awarded to the northeast. Below UDAN 4.2, about 18 p.c of routes have been awarded to the northeast, official sources stated.
A Rs 500 crore corpus has been devoted to the air connectivity of the northeast. Below Krishi UDAN, 25 airports have been incentivised within the area, they added.
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