Hawai chappal on hawai jahaz !
“People in rubber sandals will now also fly” was the catchy refrain as an ATR took off from Jabbarhatti airstrip near Shimla for Delhi, thus symbolically inaugurating UDAN services. However, there was obviously some disconnect with the next line which read “earlier, air travel was meant only for the raja-maharaja and elite class”. The ATR belonged to the Air India subsidiary which long has had the ‘Maharaja’ as its symbol.
Will that symbol now change ?