Modi to launch UDAN air connectivity scheme on April 27

New Delhi, (IANS) The central government on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the air regional connectivity scheme — UDAN — on April 27, Thursday, in Shimla.

“Simultaneously, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also flag off the inaugural UDAN flights on Kadapa-Hyderabad and Nanded-Hyderabad sectors,” the Ministry of Civil Aviation said in a statement.

According to the ministry, it is committed to providing air connectivity to currently underserved and unserved airports through the UDAN air connectivity scheme.

An under-served airport is defined as an airport which has no more than seven scheduled commercial flight departures per week, whereas an un-served airport or airstrip is the one which has not even received a single scheduled commercial service during the last two flight schedules.

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