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Gujarat will get ten more additional flights under the subsidized Udan scheme of the Government of India says civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya scindia

The civil 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.

The 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.

Operationalizing of 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 hubs. Moreover,

On assuming 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.

The 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.
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