GUWAHATI: The Ministry of Civil Aviation has identified 24 routes in Assam under the first phase of the UDAN 4.0 scheme.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI), the implementing agency, has identified the following UDAN airports/heliports/water aerodromes for the operation of UDAN flights in Assam:
i. Guwahati River Front
ii. Umrangso Reservoir
The AAI has also disbursed Rs. 79, 60,680 to the Selected Airline Operators (SAOs) under UDAN for operating UDAN flights in Assam so far. The SAOs under UDAN are obligated to commence RCS flight operations on an RCS-route within a period of six months from the issuance of Letter of Award or within two months from the readiness of the airport, whichever is later unless any extension is granted by the Implementing Agency.
The information was given in a written reply by Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (I/C) Civil Aviation, in Lok Sabha on Thursday.