Mizoram wins UDAN award for being ‘most active state’


Azol: Mizoram has won the award of “Most Active State” under the Regional Coordination Scheme (RCS) UDAN for its outstanding performance under the Central Scheme.

The award was handed over to the state government by Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia during the Wings India 2022 Awards held on March 25 in Hyderabad. Lalsangpuia , Deputy Controller of State Aviation, received the award from the state government.

The Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN Award is given jointly by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Airports Authority of India and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

UDAN or ‘Ordinary Citizen of Odisha’ is a regional liaison scheme headed by the Government of India. The scheme aims to develop small regional airports so that ordinary citizens have easy access to aviation services. It was implemented in 2016.

Under the scheme, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has set a target of operating more than 100 unsafe and unsafe airports and launching at least 1,000 airlines.

The ministry has approved 78 new routes under the fourth phase of the regional connectivity scheme UDAN. So far 766 routes have been approved under UDAN scheme.

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