This came out a big step from Union Ministry of Civil Aviation to connect northeast India with the world. Union ministry has cleared an international air connectivity scheme that will connect Guwahati airport with seven neighbouring countries. The government will provide viability gap funding of operations of Rs 100 crore for three years. Know more.
Countries to which flights from Guwahati are available
With this scheme, Guwahati can be connected to seven countries namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, Singapore, Nepal, Myanmar, Vietnam and Malaysia.
Further talking about it, additional chief secretary (industries and commerce), Ravi Capoor said that on behalf of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Government of Assam, Airport Authority of India invited bids for selection of airlines under the International Air Connectivity Scheme (IAC) Udan. Hence, the interested air operator can submit the bids by November 22 to AAI.
On opening of this Airport, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the new generation wants a new wave of change. He expressed his gratefulness to Prime Minister Narendra Modi under whose leadership northeast India is moving towards development.
International Air Connectivity Scheme (IAC) Udan
Udan (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) scheme has helped in increasing India’s air traffic growth. This scheme aimed at “Let the common citizen of the country fly”. This scheme aimed at making air travel affordable and widespread. Under this scheme, national economic development, job growth and air transport infrastructure development of all regions and states of India are undertaken.