Centre plans to build 11 new airports in J&K, 2 in Ladakh
New Delhi, Dec 5:
As many as 11 airports in Jammu and Kashmir, and two in Ladakh have been put up
for bidding under the fourth round of the regional air connectivity scheme,
according to a release.
So far, 688
routes have been awarded to various air operators under the Ude Desh ka Aam
Nagrik (UDAN) that seeks to connect unserved as well as underserved
destinations and also make flying more affordable.
aviation ministry announced the fourth round of UDAN bidding on Tuesday and the
focus is on North East Region, hilly states, J&K and Ladakh.
Under UDAN 4.0,
the ministry has put on offer bids for 11 unserved airports in J&K and 2
underserved airports in Ladakh region, as per the official release issued on
The 11 airports
in J&K are Akhnur, Chamb, Chushal, Fukche, Gurex, Jhangar, Miran Sahib,
Panzgam, Poonch, Rajouri and Udhampur.
aerodromes in Ladakh are at Kargil and Thoise.
objective is to establish strong air connectivity and to boost the tourism
sector,” the release said.
Ladakh are now union territories.
For UDAN 4.0,
initial proposals can be submitted till January 1, 2020, and counter proposals
till January 13.
of selected airline operator and issue of letter of award (LoA) would be done
on January 31, 2020.
incentives, the ministry would be extending additional viability gap funding of
around 25 per cent to the participating airlines under UDAN 4.0.