Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia has revealed plans to improve the aviation infrastructure in India.
It is to be implemented in the next 100 days.
The roadmap includes infrastructure and policy targets to be implemented by November 30.
Among these targets is one which seeks to launch 50 new routes under the regional connectivity scheme Udan.
The UDAN or Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik scheme was launched in 2016 as a Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) to improve regional connectivity.
Out of these 50 new routes, 30 would be started by October 30.
Alliance Air will launch 6 of the new routes and IndiGo and SpiceJet will launch 4 new routes each.
Big Charter and Star Air will launch 8 new routes each.
The ministry will also begin operationalisation of six heliports, and five new airports in the next 100 days.
The new airports include Keshod in Gujarat, Deoghar in Jharkhand, Gondia in Maharashtra, Sindhudurg in Maharashtra, and Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh which will be operationalised by November 30.
The heliports under the plan include those in Sanjoli near Shimla, Sase near Manali, Mandi, and Baddi in Himachal Pradesh.
Haldwani and Almora in Uttarakhand will also have operational heliports by November 30.
Construction at 4 airports – Kushinagar, second terminal building at Dehradun, Agartala airport and Jewar in Greater Noida- is also being planned in the next 100 days.
Construction of new terminal buildings at Dehradun, Agartala will also be completed in the next 100 days.
Construction of the new Jewar airport will begin from November end.
Other Items In Roadmap
By November 30, a new airport in Kushinagar will be ready for inauguration.
Other items on the agenda include Drone policy, UDAN airports, leasing capacity in India, discussion with states (VAT on ATF), IGRUA expansion and a stabilised industry post-COVID.