CaliguyNYC wrote:ameya wrote:Let’s face it — unless govt breathes life into UDAN urgently, it will die
Early last month, Minister of Civil Aviation (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri informed the Rajya Sabha about the status of UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme. A total of 705 routes have been awarded thus far of which 174 routes are operational. A dismal 24.7 percent!
Is it that they need to just work on the system and process or does it need to breath life into it? I think they just need to fix the system. The concept of subsidizing an air route to increase small town connectivity is quite normal and straight forward. I think this will work itself out in a few years.
It needs a new life. Ways to find out how the remaining 75% flights can be started and soon we will reach end of life for subsidy. What happens next? Established airlines like SG has pulled out of RCS routes, one wonders what happens after subsidy stops!