Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik: Record 18 Flight Routes Operationalised On Sunday; Total 343 Routes Started So FarThe flight is part of the regional connectivity scheme also known as ‘Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik’ (UDAN) which seeks to connect unserved and under-served airports as well as make flying more affordable. (Photo by Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

In a major development in terms of regional connectivity, a total of 18 flight routes were operationalised under the UDAN scheme on Sunday.

With this, over 343 routes have been operationalised under UDAN - Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS).

"Since its inception, over 343 routes have been operationalized under #UDAN-RCS. On 28th March alone, 18 flight routes were operationalised in a new record under UDAN," the Ministry of Civil Aviation said in a tweet.

Another tweet said that 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 in the country.

The routes inaugurated on Sunday include Agra to Bangalore and Bhopal, Prayagraj to Bhubaneswar and Bhopal, Kurnool to Chennai, Bangalore and Vizag, Gorakhpur to Lucknow and Dimapur to Dibrugarh.

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