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73 airports have been operationalized under UDAN scheme till January 2023

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

Posted On: 13 FEB 2023 3:01PM by PIB 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.

State

Airport/Heliport/Water Aerodrome

Year of Operationalisation

  1.  

Andhra Pradesh

Kadapa

2017

  1.  
 

Kurnool Airport

2021

  1.  

Assam

Jorhat

2018

  1.  

 

Lilabari

2019

  1.  

 

Tezpur

2018

  1.  
 

Rupsi

2021

  1.  

Arunachal Pradesh

Tezu

2021

  1.  
 

Passighat

2021

  1.  

 

Hollongi

2023

  1.  

Bihar

Darbhanga

2020

  1.  

Chhattisgarh

Jagdalpur

2018

  1.  

 

Bilaspur

2021

  1.  

Daman & Diu

Diu

2018

  1.  

Gujarat

Bhavnagar

2018

  1.  

 

Jamnagar

2018

  1.  

 

Kandla

2017

  1.  

 

Keshod

2022

  1.  

 

Mundra

2018

  1.  

 

Porbandar

2017

  1.  
 

Statue of Unity (Water Aerodrome)

2020

  1.  
 

Sabarmati River Front  (Water Aerodrome)

2020

  1.  

Haryana

Hissar

2021

  1.  

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla

2017

  1.  

 

Kullu

2019

  1.  

 

Mandi – Heliport

2021

  1.  

 

Rampur – Heliport

2021

  1.  

Jharkhand

Deoghar

2022

  1.  

 

Jamshedpur

2023

  1.  

Karnataka

Belgaum

2019

  1.  

 

Hubli

2018

  1.  

 

Mysore

2017

  1.  

 

Vidyanagar

2017

  1.  

 

Kalaburgi

2019

  1.  

 

Bidar

2020

  1.  

Kerala

Kannur

2019

  1.  

Madhya Pradesh

Gwalior

2017

  1.  

Maharashtra

Gondia

2022

  1.  
 

Jalgaon

2017

  1.  

 

Kolhapur

2018

  1.  

 

Nanded

2017

  1.  

 

Ozar

2017

  1.  
 

Sindhudurg

2021

  1.  

Meghalaya

Shillong

2018

  1.  

Nagaland

Dimapur

2019

  1.  

Odisha

Jharsuguda

2018

  1.  

 

Jeypore

2022

  1.  

 

Rourkela

2023

  1.  

Pondicherry (UT)

Pondicherry

2017

  1.  

Punjab

Adampur

2018

  1.  

 

Bhatinda

2017

  1.  

 

Ludhiana

2017

  1.  

 

Pathankot

2018

  1.  

Rajasthan

Bikaner

2017

  1.  

 

Jaisalmer

2017

  1.  

 

Kishangarh

2018

  1.  

Sikkim

Pakyong

2018

  1.  

Tamil Nadu

Salem

2018

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

Agra

2017

  1.  

 

Allahabad

2018

  1.  

 

Kanpur

2018

  1.  

 

Hindon

2019

  1.  

 

Bareilly

2021

  1.  

 

Kushinagar

2021

  1.  

Uttarakhand

Pantnagar

2019

  1.  

 

Pithoragarh

2019

  1.  

 

Sahastradhara - Heliport

 

2020

  1.  

 

Chinyalisaur –Heliport

 

2020

  1.  

 

Gaucher –Heliport

 

2020

  1.  

 

New Tehri –Heliport

 

2020

  1.  

 

Srinagar –Heliport

 

2020

  1.  

 

Haldwani – Heliport

 

2021

  1.  

 

Almora – Heliport

 

2022

  1.  

West Bengal

Durgapur

2019

 

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Gen.(Dr) V. K. Singh, (Retd) in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

 

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