Ministry of Civil Aviation identified and approved 78 new routes under the first phase of UDAN 4.0 (UdeDeshkaAamNagrik) on Monday.
“78 new routes have been identified and approved under the first phase of UDAN 4.0. Airports Authority of India, the Implementing Agency is in the process of awarding these routes to the Selected Airline Operators (SAOs),” said the Ministry in an official release.
As per another release issued by the Ministry, the Government of India has sanctioned ₹108 crore under UDAN for up-gradation of 3 Chhattisgarh Airports.
“Government of India has sanctioned ₹48 crore for Jagdalpur (expenditure incurred INR 45 crore), ₹27 crores for Ambikapur (expenditure incurred INR 27 crore), and ₹33 crore for Bilaspur (expenditure made INR 20 crore) under UDAN scheme for up-gradation and development of three airports in Chhattisgarh,” said Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri .