35 lakh Passengers Travelled By Air Under Centre’s Regional Air Connectivity RCS-Udan SchemeUDAN flight. (Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

About 35 lakh passengers have flown under the regional air connectivity RCS-Udan scheme till date, the Centre said on Monday (23 December).

According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, approximately 34,74,000 passengers were flown under RCS-UDAN scheme till date.

"It has a direct bearing on major airports since the smaller airports have been connected to various big cities," the ministry said in a statement.

"The travelling time has reduced drastically and public at large is benefitted for the purpose of tourism, medical emergencies, and religious shrines, etc."

As per the statement, Rs 304.49 crore have been spent for upgradation of existing and new airports from April to November, 2019.

In 2019, the government awarded 335 routes covering 33 airports.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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