49 new air­ports to be con­nected un­der UDAN

Hindustan Times (Patiala) - - Ht Nation -

NEW DELHI: The phase two of Re­gional Con­nec­tiv­ity Scheme (RCS) will con­nect 49 new airstrips. Ac­cord­ing to civil avi­a­tion min­is­ter Ashok Ga­jap­athi Raju, 141 ini­tial pro­pos­als have been re­ceived and 502 routes are likely to be con­nected un­der RCS. Of the to­tal pro­pos­als, 108 are for fly­ing fixed wing air­craft and 33 for op­er­at­ing heli­copters. “We have re­ceived en­cour­ag­ing re­sponse and the num­ber if re­sponse has dou­bled,” Raju said.

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