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May 09, 2018
11:24AM

Early operationalisation of 56 new airports under UDAN: Suresh Prabhu

Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu today said early operationalisation of 56 new airports under the regional connectivity scheme, UDAN, would be among his focus areas. In a statement issued in Mumbai today, Mr Prabhu said, improving passenger amenities, promoting cargo handling facilities and early operationalisation of new airports under UDAN would be his focus areas. 
The statement said, five airlines including Alliance Air, SpiceJet, TruJet, Air Odisha and Air Deccan, had bagged 128 routes connecting over 30 unserved airports under the first phase. The UDAN scheme, Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik, seeks to connect unserved and under-served airports as well as make flying more affordable for the people. 

As many as 70 airports, including 31 unserved and 12 under-served ones, were to be connected under UDAN in the first phase.

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