India to be closer to Asia
The Ministry of Civil Aviation’s Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme is set to go international with the launch of new flights from Guwahati to Bangkok and Dhaka, thereby reaping the benefits of international ties.
The results for UDAN 3 were recently announced and
Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, revealed that routes had been introduced under UDAN by launching to Bangkok and Dhaka. Both routes will be served by SpiceJet, he said, and added, “It’s going to be a game changer as these connections would bring the Northeast closer to the rest of the world. Resultantly, there will be a tremendous scope for tourism and economic development in the region.”
Rajiv Nayan Choubey,
Former Secretary, Civil Aviation, revealed, “We are happy now going to be connected with Bangkok and Dhaka.” It was also revealed that SpiceJet had taken a very competitive underwriting of the seats. The per annum ` 11 crore, which would be borne by the state. The frequency would be seven times a week, while the - ible template where it will start - hati is getting connected with two destinations at a nominal cost of ` 11 crore per annum to the state government.”
Elaborating on the need for the new route, Prabhu said that the Northeast, after 1947, had become landlocked and there was only the ‘Chicken’s Neck’ that connected it to the rest of the country. “As a result, the development of Northeast now depends purely on connectivity, including land connectivity that can be used to go to Myanmar or Bangladesh. A lot of railway projects are also getting Northeast with the rest of the world would offer tremendous scope for tourism and economic development. Similarly, the introduction of water aerodromes is a game changer,” he asserted.
Suresh Prabhu Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation