aviation Ministry has announced ten more flights providing connectivity to the
high profile state of Gujarat soon Union minister Jyotiradiya Scinda announced
here. All these flights will be highly subsidized by Government of India under
the Udan scheme.
I am delighted to announce that we are planning to commence 10 more
additional flights from Gujarat under UDAN. The UDAN scheme envisioned by our
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been a
game-changer for the civil aviation sector of the country the minister said.
Minister along with his Deputy General V K Singh virtually flagged off the first direct flight
operations between Jamnagar (Gujarat), to Bengaluru (Karnataka) & Hyderabad
(Telangana) under the RCS-UDAN (Regional Connectivity Scheme — Ude Desh Ka Aam
Nagrik) of the Government of India on August 28th.
Mr Jawaharbhai Chavda
– Minister of Tourism Gujarat, Mr Bhupendrasinh
Chudasama, Minister of Civil Aviation, Gujarat, Ms. Poonamben Hematbhai Maadam, Member of Parliament, Jamnagar, also graced
the flag off event virtually.
this route expands the aerial connectivity of Jamnagar
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ms. Usha Padhee along with the senior officials of the Ministry of Civil
Aviation (MoCA) and Airport Authority of India (AAI) were also present at the
launch of the flight operations. Operationalizing of this route expands the
aerial connectivity of Jamnagar to 03 major cities of India that includes Mumbai
(Maharashtra), Bengaluru & Hyderabad.
Mr Scindia said, “I am
happy to announce the kick-starting of regional connectivity from Jamnagar
under UDAN. From today, M/s Star Air will operate first time direct flights
between Jamnagar and Bengaluru including flights between Jamnagar and Hyderabad
under UDAN. Jamnagar is the perfect blend of trade, cultural, and religious
office two months ago the Minister was concentrating on providing flight
connectivity to his home town Gwalior to various cities in India. Thereafer the
ministry launched several flights in his home state of Madhya pradesh providing
connectivity to Gwalior, Jabalpur and Indore.
Due to the non-availability of any direct mode of air or rail connectivity,
people were compelled to spend long travel hours to reach these cities.
Availability of direct flight between Jamnagar and Bengaluru will drastically
cut down the travel time to 135 minutes from earlier 07 hours taken for air
travel using connecting flights via Mumbai. Alternate option of road travel
between these two cities also takes over 30 hours while train travel takes
around 20 hours.
Star Air was awarded
the above routes during the UDAN 3 bidding process.
airlines are being provided Viability Gap Funding (VGF) under the UDAN scheme
to keep the fares affordable & accessible for the common people. The
airline will be operating thrice-weekly flights on the route and will deploy
its 50-seater Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft. The route marks the commencement of the
32nd UDAN route by the airline.