UDAN - Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik : Air Connectivity for Small Cities of the Country

UDAN - Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik : Air Connectivity for Small Cities of the Country

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION

Rajya Sabha 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. : 1768
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 10th March 2021 

AIR CONNECTIVITY FOR SMALL CITIES

1768.    DR. BANDA PRAKASH

Will the Minister of CIVIL AVIATION be pleased to state:-

Air Connectivity for Small Cities

(a) whether Government has any action plan to provide air connectivity to small cities of the country under UDAN scheme;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) the number of cities covered under UDAN schemes so far, the details thereof, State-wise; and

(d) the steps taken by Government to connect small cities under UDAN scheme in the State of Telangana?

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ANSWER
Minister of State (IC) in the Ministry of CIVIL AVIATION 

(Shri Hardeep Singh Puri)

(a) & (b): Ministry of Civil Aviation launched Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) - UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) on 21-10-2016 to stimulate regional air connectivity from unserved and underserved airports in the country by making air travel affordable to the masses. Airports Authority of India(AAI), the Implementing Agency, has completed four rounds of bidding under UDAN and identified 778 valid UDAN routes so far involving 110 UDAN airports including 12 water aerodromes & 33 Helipads for operation of UDAN flights. 323 UDAN routes have already commenced connecting 48 airports, 2 water aerodromes and 5 heliports.

(c): The details of the airports/heliports/water aerodromes identified under UDAN are attached as Annexure-A.

(d): Airports Authority of India (AAI), the Implementing Agency, has identified 52 RCS routes in the State of Telangana for operation of the RCS flights.

Annexure-A

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Statement referred to in reply to Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No. 1768 for answer on 10.03.2021

List of RCS airports (including 12 water aerodromes) identified till 4 rounds under UDAN

S.No.

State

Airport

1.

Andaman & Nicobar

Campbell Bay

2.

Car Nicobar

3.

Shibpur

4.

Havelock (W)

5.

Long Island (W)

6.

Neil Port (W)

7.

Andhra Pradesh

Kadapa

8.

Kurnool

9.

Parkasam Barrage (W)

10.

Arunachal Pradesh

Passighat

11.

Tezu

12.

Assam

Rupsi

13.

Jorhat

14.

Lilabari

15.

Tezpur

16.

Guwahati River Front(W)

17.

Umrangso Reservoir (W)

18.

Bihar

Darbhanga

19.

Chhattisgarh

Bilaspur

20.

Raigsarh (Jindal)

21.

Ambikapur

22.

Jagdalpur

23.

Daman & Diu

Diu

24.

Daman

25.

Gujarat

Bhavnagar

26.

Jamnagar

27.

Kandla

28.

Porbandar

29.

Mithapur (Dwarka)

30.

Mundra

31.

Keshod

32.

Sabarmati River Front(W)

33.

Shatrunjay Dam (W)

34.

Statue of Unity (W)

35.

Haryana

Hissar

36.

Ambala

37.

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla

38.

Kullu

39.

Jammu and Kashmir

Kargil

40.

Thoise

41.

Jharkhand

Jamshedpur

42.

Bokaro

43.

Dumka

44.

Hazaribagh

45.

Karnataka

Bidar

46.

Mysore

47.

Vidyanagar

48.

Baldota/Koppal

49.

Hubli

50.

Kalaburgi

51.

Belgaum

52.

Kerala

Kannur

53.

Lakshadweep Island

Agatti

54.

Minicoy (W)

55.

Kavaratti (W)

56.

Madhya Pradesh

Gwalior

57.

Maharashtra

Jalgaon

58.

Kolhapur

59.

Sholapur

60.

Ozar (Nasik)

61.

Nanded

62.

Amravati

63.

Sindhudurg

64.

Ratnagiri

65.

Meghalaya

Shillong (Barapani)

66.

Nagaland

Dimapur

67.

Odisha

Jharsuguda

68.

Rourkela

69.

Utkela

70.

Jeypore

71.

Pondicherry (U.T.)

Pondicherry

72.

Punjab

Ludhiana

73.

Adampur

74.

Bhatinda

75.

Pathankot

76.

Rajasthan

Bikaner (Nal)

77.

Jaisalmer

78.

Kishangarh

79.

Uterlai

80.

Kota

81.

Sikkim

Pakyong

82.

Tamil Nadu

Salem

83.

Neyveli

84.

Tanjore

85.

Vellore

86.

Ramnad

87.

Telangana

Nagarjuna Sagar (W)

88.

Uttar Pradesh

Agra

89.

Kanpur (chakeri)

90.

Aligarh

91.

Azamgarh

92.

Bareilly

93.

Chitrakoot

94.

Jhansi

95.

Moradabad

96.

Muirpur(Korba)

97.

Shravasti

98.

Allahabad

99.

Faizabad

100.

Ghazipur

101.

Kushinagar

102.

Saharanpur(Sarsawa)

103.

Meerut

104.

Uttarakhand

Pantnagar

105.

Pithoragarh

106.

West Bengal

Cooch behar

107.

Burnpur

108.

Durgapur(Andal)

109.

Hashimara

110.

Kalaikunda

W- Water aerodrome.

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