Udan scheme in An­daman

The New Indian Express - - INDIA -

In a ma­jor ini­tia­tive to pro­vide af­ford­able air- con­nec­tiv­ity in the In­ter-Is­land Sec­tor, the A&N Ad­min­is­tra­tion has de­cided to pro­vide ad­di­tional in­cen­tives to air­line op­er­a­tors, un­der the Re­gional Con­nec­tiv­ity Scheme (RCS) – UDAN to en­cour­age them to in­tro­duce flights on the In­ter-Is­land Sec­tor. As per pro­posed rate a flight from Port Blair to Shibpur (Diglipur) will cost nearly J1,589 while in same sec­tor the fare for he­li­copter for Is­lan­ders is J2,100 and for non-is­lander is J5,250. Sim­i­larly, in Port Blair to Car Ni­co­bar route the fare will be J1,856 and in same sec­tor the he­li­copter fare is J2800 for Is­lan­ders and J6,900 for Non-Is­lan­ders. Like­wise in Port Blair to Camp­bell Bay Sec­tor the pro­posed fare will be J2,645.

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