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PM launches affordable airfare scheme UDAN

Flying to be no longer merely a dream for common man; PM launches affordable airfare scheme UDAN; now you can fly to Shimla from Delhi for less than 2,000 rupees.

In a bid to make flying more affordable for the common people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the first regional flight on Shimla-Delhi sector under the Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik or UDAN scheme.

Under the scheme, which holds a plan to connect over 45 unserved and under-served airports in the country, PM also flagged offed the inaugural UDAN flights on Kadapa – Hyderabad and Nanded-Hyderabad sectors through video conferencing.

Under UDAN, 50% of the seats on each flight would have a cap of Rs 2,500 per seat/hour.

The scheme has been described as “a first-of-its-kind scheme globally to stimulate regional connectivity through a market-based mechanism.”

Initially 33 airports of the country would be included in this scheme.

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