GUWAHATI: Flying from Assam’s Dibrugarh to Meghalaya’s capital city of Shillong will soon become a reality as the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has announced to connect the two cities under the UDAN 4.0 scheme.
Sharing about the development, the AAI on its Twitter handle on Friday said: “UDAN 4.0 brings regions close, destinations closer! The connectivity between Dibrugarh, an emerging industrial hub of North East India and Shillong, a fast emerging education hub for the entire North East region, will open new horizons for these two places.”
DoNER minister Jitendra Singh said, “Get ready to fly from Dibrugarh in Upper Assam to Shillong in Meghalaya.”
The fourth round of UDAN was launched in December last year with a special focus on northeast and hill states as well as islands of the country.
The aviation ministry has awarded several routes under UDAN 4.0 in line with the Act East Policy of the Central government.
Since its inception, the Aviation Ministry has operationalized 274 UDAN routes that have connected 45 airports and three heliports.