Guwahati: On the occasion of Holi, The Indigo Airlines have commenced flight operation from Shillong to Silchar.
The IndiGo ATR flight (No. 6E 7957/7943) started its operation on Monday from Shillong to Silchar and back.
The flight routes that have been operationalized under the UDAN scheme increased to 345, the union civil aviation ministry informed.
UDAN scheme intends to boost inclusive national economic growth, employment opportunities, and air transport infrastructure development across the nation while aiming to make air travel affordable and widespread with special attention to the Northeast region and hilly regions, the ministry said.
Taking to Twitter, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma wrote, “Bright news on #Holi2021 with @IndiGo6E flight commencing its operations from #Shillong to #Silchar. Thank Hon’ble Union Minister of @MoCA_GoI, Sh. @HardeepSPuri Ji for connecting North East closer through the #UDAN Scheme.”