Under the 100-day scheme, the airports are set to come up in Keshod (Gujarat), Deogarh (Jharkhand), Gondia(Maharashtra), Sindhudurg(Maharashtra), and Kushinagar(Uttar Pradesh), while heliports will be made operational in Sanjoli(Shimla), Sase (Manali), Mandi, Baddi (Himachal Pradesh), Haldwani, Almora (Uttarakhand), he added.
The first direct flight from Shillong (Meghalaya) to Agartala (Tripura) under the UDAN scheme was flagged off yesterday after the successful commencement of the flight operations on the Shillong (Meghalaya)- Silchar (Assam) route on Monday.
• Passenger traffic almost trebled from 123 mn passengers in FY10 to nearly 345 mn in FY 19
• Proposed new airports to boost real estate – particularly tourism & hospitality - in Tier 2 & 3 Cities
• Improved connectivity will push more start-ups & IT-ITeS companies to expand their presence in smaller cities