UDAAN (Ude Desh ke Aam Nagrik)

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Dear Reader, Most of you might have given Preliminary Exam of SBI 2017. Its time for you to buckle your seats and move towards Mains exam. With dates inching towards next stage We are here with some new current issues which are essentially important from descriptive exam point of you and also in objective exam. Lets Start with a current scheme by Central Government.


UDAAN (Ude Desh ke Aam Nagrik)

  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has flagged off India’s first regional flight system, called the Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme.
  2. The first regional flight under the Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme will be between Shimla and New Delhi and PM Narendra Modi will flag off the first flight on April 27, the aviation ministry announced.



What is UDAAN

  1. UDAN (‘Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik’) is a first-of-its-kind scheme globally to stimulate regional connectivity through a market-based mechanism, the PMO said in a tweet.






First phase

  • The first phase of the scheme has seen three inaugural flights that were launched in the sectors of Shimla-Delhi, Kadapa-Hyderabad and Nanded-Hyderabad.


Financial Burden on Government

  • “Airfare for a 1-hour journey of approximately 500 kilometres on a fixed wing aircraft or for 30-minute journey on a helicopter would be capped at Rs 2,500,” the PMO said.

Authorized Airports

  • The Airports Authority of India has approved 27 proposals which will see 27 currently served airports, 12 currently underserved airports and 31 currently unserved airports (for a total of 70 airports) connected.


Authorised Airlines

  • The airline companies chosen are Airline Allied Services (Alliance Air), SpiceJet, Turbo Megha Airways, Air Deccan and Air Odisha.


  • The seating capacity of aircraft under the scheme will range from 19 to 78, and 50 percent of the seats in every flight will have a fare cap of Rs 2,500 per seat per hour.


Important Facts

  • The aviation ministry launched ‘Ude Deshka Aam Naagrik’ (UDAN) Regional Connectivity Scheme in October, 2 Under the scheme, the government will provide air connectivity to unserved and underserved airports in the country.


  • The UDAN Scheme is a key component of the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) which was released on June 15, 2016.


  • The connectivity is being provided at a subsidised fare of Rs 2,500 for per hour of flights.


  • The aviation ministry will fund the subsidy by charging a landing fee on airlines operating on the trunk routes.


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