Jet Airways Launches Rs 967 Air Tickets Under UDAN; Indian Rail To Invest Rs 40K Cr In NE India!
To promote tourism in North East India, Indian Railways will spend Rs 40,000 crore for developing rail infrastructure.
As summer holidays begin all across India for kids, families are pulling up their socks for summer travel arrangement. Considering the need for more affordable and comfortable travel, both aviation and rail transport industries have launched special programs and fares for all.
While Jet Airways has jumped into the UDAN mode and announced special Rs 967 airfare for some special routes, Indian Rail has launched more than 400 special trains, and dozens of summer special trains.
Meanwhile, to promote tourism in North East India, Indian Railways will spend Rs 40,000 crore for developing rail infrastructure.
Travel sector is on a roll in India!
Jet Jumps Into UDAN With Rs 967 Ticket!
Under Govt.of India’s ‘Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik’ (UDAN) scheme, several Tier 2 and 3 cities are being connected with the national air route, and tickets are being offered at a cheap rate.
Under this UDAN scheme, Jet Airways has announced special airfares starting from Rs 967 for some selected sectors.
Here are the 5 routes announced as of now:
- Lucknow-Allahabad-Lucknow: Rs. 967
- Patna-Allahabad-Patna: Rs. 1,216
- Nagpur-Allahabad-Nagpur: Rs. 1,690
- Indore-Allahabad-Indore: Rs. 1,914
- Delhi-Nashik-Delhi: Rs. 2,665
It is expected that more private airlines will use UDAN scheme to offer cheaper airfares, this summer.
Indian Rail Will Spend Rs 40K Crore in NE India!
Meanwhile, Indian Railways has announced to spend Rs 40,000 crore in Northeast.
The investment will be made to improve rail connectivity across 5 states; Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Nagaland along with border areas of China, Myanmar and Bangladesh.
A senior railway official said,
“These lines will connect the capital of all northeast states with the currently operational network in Guwahati. It will significantly cut down travel time between the northeastern states and other states of the country providing a cheaper mode to the people and boosting freight movement.”
1500 km of new rail lines are being planned, and in the course of this, several stunning engineering marvels are expected.
Sample this: In the next 2 years, India’s longest double-decker rail-cum-road bridge would be built there, besides one of the longest tunnels and the world’s tallest pillar-based rail bridge would be constructed.
Interestingly, a new 180-km railway line in Arunachal Pradesh has been planned, which will make accessibility to Tawang much easier and faster.
Reaction from Chinese Govt. is awaited.
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.