VGF of Rs. 2355 crore has been released to Selected Airline Operators for the operation of UDAN flights

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New Delhi ,

Ministry of Civil Aviation has launched Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN (UdeDeshkaAamNagrik) on 21.10.2016 to stimulate regional air connectivity and making air travel affordable to the masses. UDAN is a market driven scheme. Interested airlines based on their assessment of demand on particular routes, submit their proposals at the time of bidding under UDAN.

As on 31.01.2023, a total number of 73 unserved /underserved airports including 9 Heliports & 2 water aerodromes have been operationalised, since 2017, under the UDAN scheme. A list of these Airports/Heliports/Water Aerodromes is attached as Annexure. UDAN is an ongoing scheme where bidding rounds are conducted from time to time for covering more destinations/stations and routes under the scheme.

UDAN is a self-financing scheme. VGF amount of around Rs. 2355 crore has been released to Selected Airline Operators as on 31.01.2023 for the operation of UDAN flights.

The Government has approved the ‘Revival of unserved and under-served airports’ scheme for the revival and development of 100 unserved and under-served Airports, Helipad and Water Aerodromes by 2024. Under the UDAN scheme, the unserved & underserved airports/airstrips namely Ludhiana, Adampur, Bhatinda and Pathankot have been identified in the State of Punjab for operation of UDAN flights till the completion of four rounds of bidding. UDAN flight operation from the Ludhiana, Adampur, Bhatinda and Pathankot airports have been commenced by the Selected Airline Operators (SAOs).

Annexure

List of RCS Airports operationalized as on 06.02.2023

(Total 73 Nos. including 19 Underserved and 54 Unserved airports)

S No.StateAirport/Heliport/Water AerodromeYear of Operationalisation
Andhra PradeshKadapa2017
Kurnool Airport2021
AssamJorhat2018
 Lilabari2019
 Tezpur2018
Rupsi2021
Arunachal PradeshTezu2021
Passighat2021
 Hollongi2023
BiharDarbhanga2020
ChhattisgarhJagdalpur2018
 Bilaspur2021
Daman & DiuDiu2018
GujaratBhavnagar2018
 Jamnagar2018
 Kandla2017
 Keshod2022
 Mundra2018
 Porbandar2017
Statue of Unity (Water Aerodrome)2020
Sabarmati River Front  (Water Aerodrome)2020
HaryanaHissar2021
Himachal PradeshShimla2017
 Kullu2019
 Mandi – Heliport2021
 Rampur – Heliport2021
JharkhandDeoghar2022
 Jamshedpur2023
KarnatakaBelgaum2019
 Hubli2018
 Mysore2017
 Vidyanagar2017
 Kalaburgi2019
 Bidar2020
KeralaKannur2019
Madhya PradeshGwalior2017
MaharashtraGondia2022
Jalgaon2017
 Kolhapur2018
 Nanded2017
 Ozar2017
Sindhudurg2021
MeghalayaShillong2018
NagalandDimapur2019
OdishaJharsuguda2018
 Jeypore2022
 Rourkela2023
Pondicherry (UT)Pondicherry2017
PunjabAdampur2018
 Bhatinda2017
 Ludhiana2017
 Pathankot2018
RajasthanBikaner2017
 Jaisalmer2017
 Kishangarh2018
SikkimPakyong2018
Tamil NaduSalem2018
Uttar PradeshAgra2017
 Allahabad2018
 Kanpur2018
 Hindon2019
 Bareilly2021
 Kushinagar2021
UttarakhandPantnagar2019
 Pithoragarh2019
 Sahastradhara – Heliport

 

2020
 Chinyalisaur –Heliport

 

2020
 Gaucher –Heliport

 

2020
 New Tehri –Heliport

 

2020
 Srinagar –Heliport

 

2020
 Haldwani – Heliport

 

2021
 Almora – Heliport

 

2022
West BengalDurgapur2019

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Gen.(Dr) V. K. Singh, (Retd)

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