PM to launch low-cost regional air connectivity scheme today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch on Thursday a regional air connectivity scheme under which the fares of flights will be capped at Rs 2500 per seat per hour.
Modi will flag off a flight from Shimla to Delhi to launch the 'UDAN' (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) scheme which is aimed at boosting regional connectivity.
Simultaneously, flights will be launched on Kadapa Hyderabad and the Nanded-Hyderabad sectors. 'UDAN' is a first-of-its-kind scheme globally to stimulate regional connectivity through a market-based mechanism, the PMO said in a tweet.