Jyotiraditya Scindia, the newly-sworn-in Union Civil Aviation Minister, immediately shared a “excellent news” for the folks of his dwelling state, Madhya Pradesh. The state, he stated, can have eight new flights July 16 underneath the UDAN scheme which is targeted on connecting smaller airports with the remainder of the nation.
The brand new flights shall be operated by SpiceJet, he stated, tagging the airline in his Twitter submit as he made the announcement.
The Civil Aviation Ministry and the aviation business are dedicated to taking the UDAN scheme to higher heights, the minister stated.
Excellent news for Madhya Pradesh! Beginning 8 new flights from July 16 onwards through @flyspicejet
– Ahmedabad-Gwalior-Ahmedabad@MoCA_GoI & the aviation business are dedicated to take #UDAN to higher heights!
– Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) July 11, 2021
The federal government has set a goal of operationalising 100 unserved and underserved airports underneath the UDAN scheme, Hardeep Singh Puri, who held the Aviation Ministry earlier than Mr Scindia, had stated earlier this 12 months. The federal government additionally plans to start out no less than 1,000 air routes underneath the scheme which is targeted on connecting smaller airports, he had stated.
Jyotiraditya Scindia, who joined the BJP final 12 months after leaving the Congress, took cost because the thirty third Civil Aviation Minister on Friday. He took cost within the presence of Mr Puri.
Jyotiraditya’s father, Madhav Rao Scindia, was additionally the Civil Aviation Minister within the early 90s underneath Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao.
As new Civil Aviation Minister, Mr Scindia will see the divestment of the nationwide provider Air India as a result of enormous losses by the airways. He will even be anticipated to take a name on the privatising of loss-making airports and provoke methods to spice up the pandemic-hit avaiation sector.