West Bengal will have 3 new Airports under UDAN Project – operationalizing 70 Airports including 2 Water Aerodrome & 9 Heliports in India

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Under UDAN, 453 routes have commenced, operationalizing 70 Airports including 2 Water Aerodrome & 9 Heliports


More than 2.15 lakh UDAN flights have operated and over 1.1 crore passengers have availed the benefits in UDAN flights so far.

By PIB Delhi

Ministry of Civil Aviation launched Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) on 21.10.2016 to stimulate regional air connectivity and making air travel affordable to the masses. As on 29.11.2022, after four rounds of bidding under UDAN, 453 routes have commenced, operationalizing 70 Airports including 2 Water Aerodrome & 9 Heliports. More than 2.15 lakh UDAN flights have operated and over 1.1 crore passengers have availed the benefits in UDAN flights so far. The scheme has been able to provide air connectivity to Tier-2 &Tier-3 cities at affordable airfares and has transformed the way people travel.

 The UDAN Scheme is applicable for a period of 10 years from the date of notification of Scheme. The Government has set a target to operationalize 1000 UDAN routes during the currency of the scheme and to revive/develop 100 unserved & underserved airports/heliports/water aerodromes by 2024. The Government of India has approved a budget of Rs. 4500 crore for revival of existing unserved / underserved airports / airstrips of the State Governments, Airports Authority of India, Public Sector Undertakings and Civil Enclaves. Airports Authority of India (AAI), the Implementing Agency, monitors the progress for the revival/development of awarded aerodromes under UDAN and the same is reviewed by the Ministry in consultation with stakeholders time to time.

Details of the 68 identified aerodromes for revival/upgradation under UDAN by 2024, are at Annexure.

Annexure

List of 68 identified RCS Aerodrome, to operationalise by 2024

S. No.Name of StateAirport NameAirport/Heliport (H)/ Water Aerodrome (WA)
 Andaman & NicobarCampbell BayAirport
 Andaman & NicobarCar NicobarAirport
 Andaman & NicobarHavelock (W)WA
 Andaman & NicobarLong Island (W)WA
 Andaman & NicobarNeil Island (W)WA
 Andaman & NicobarShibpurAirport
 Andhra PradeshParkasam Barrage (W)WA
 Arunachal PradeshDaparizo (H)Heliport
 Arunachal PradeshItanagar (H)Heliport
 Arunachal PradeshTuting (H)Heliport
 Arunachal PradeshWalong (H)Heliport
 Arunachal PradeshYinghoing (H)Heliport
 Arunachal PradeshZiro (H)Heliport
 AssamGuwahati River Front (W)WA
 AssamNagaon (H)Heliport
 AssamUmrangso Reservoir (W)WA
 ChhattisgarhAmbikapurAirport
 Daman&DiuDamanAirport
 HaryanaAmbalaAirport
 Himachal PradeshBaddi (H)Heliport
 Himachal PradeshManali (H)Heliport
 Himachal PradeshShimla(H)Heliport
 JharkhandBokaroAirport
 JharkhandDumkaAirport
 JharkhandHazaribaghAirport
 JharkhandJamshedpurAirport
 LadakhKargilAirport
 LadakhThoiseAirport
 LakshadweepKavarattiWA
 LakshadweepMinicoyWA
 MaharashtraAmravatiAirport
 MaharashtraRatnagiriAirport
 MaharashtraSolapurAirport
 ManipurJiribam (H)Heliport
 ManipurMoreh (H)Heliport
 ManipurParbung (H)Heliport
 ManipurTamenglong (H)Heliport
 ManipurThanlon (H)Heliport
 OdishaRourkelaAirport
 OdishaUtkelaAirport
 RajasthanKotaAirport
 RajasthanUterlaiAirport
 Tamil NaduNeyveliAirport
 Tamil NaduRamnadAirport
 Tamil NaduTanjoreAirport
 Tamil NaduVelloreAirport
 TelanganaNagarjunaSagar (W)WA
 Uttar PradeshAligarhAirport
 Uttar PradeshAyodhya (Faizabad)Airport
 Uttar PradeshAzamgarhAirport
 Uttar PradeshChitrakootAirport
 Uttar PradeshFursatganjAirport
 Uttar PradeshGhazipurAirport
 Uttar PradeshJhansiAirport
 Uttar PradeshMeerutAirport
 Uttar PradeshMoradabadAirport
 Uttar PradeshMuirpur (Korba)Airport
 Uttar PradeshSarsawa (Saharanpur)Airport
 Uttar PradeshShravastiAirport
 UttarakhandDharchula (H)Heliport
 UttarakhandJoshimath (H)Heliport
 UttarakhandMussoorie (H)Heliport
 UttarakhandNainital (H)Heliport
 UttarakhandHaridwar (H)Heliport
 UttarakhandRamnagar (H)Heliport
 West BengalBurnpurAirport
 West BengalCooch BeharAirport
 West BengalKalaikundaAirport

The above list of 68 RCS Aerodromes is as on 30.11.2022.

This information was given by the Minister for Civil Aviation Sh. Jyotiraditya M. Scindia to the  questions in Lok Sabha today.

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Suman Munshi

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