Centre Eyes seaplanes in UDAN 3

What is Important?
UPSC perspective:
Prelims :About UDAN
Mains :Significance & Challenges

Why in News?

Opening the third round of the RCS, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has invited proposals for air routes that include tourist destinations. The deadline for submitting applications is November 20.


*UDAN-RCS, UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) is a regional airport development and "Regional Connectivity Scheme" (RCS) of Government of India, with the objective of "Let the common citizen of the country fly".
*Aimed at making air travel affordable and widespread, to boost inclusive national economic development, job growth and air transport infrastructure development of all regions and states of India.
*In the latest phase, the Centre is reoffering 34 airports that weren’t successfully connected, primarily because two airlines — Air Odisha and Air Deccan — were unable to operate routes they had bid for due to lack of funds.
*Some destinations have been put on the block again as helicopter operations failed to take off.
*The Centre has offered 23 tourist destinations including Bodh Gaya, Agra, Kanha, Varanasi, Hampi, Mysore and Kullu

Centre Eyes seaplanes in UDAN 3 Centre Eyes seaplanes in UDAN 3 Reviewed by The Hindu Current Affairs on November 06, 2018 Rating: 5

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