The Centre has acknowledged that 469 routes have been operationalised underneath the UDAN scheme to date. In accordance with a authorities assertion, these 469 routes join 74 unserved and underserved airports, together with 9 Heliports and a pair of water aerodromes. UDAN is a self-financing programme.
Earlier in October 2016, the Ministry of Civil Aviation had launched the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) to advertise regional air connectivity and make air journey extra reasonably priced for the general public.
The UDAN scheme goals to advertise regional air connectivity and affordability by helping chosen airline operators with concessions from the central authorities, state governments/Union territories, and airport operators. These concessions will assist cut back the price of airline operations on regional routes and supply monetary (Viability Hole Funding or VGF) assist to fulfill the hole, if any, between the price of airline operations and anticipated revenues on UDAN routes.
The concessions provided underneath the scheme are as underneath:
i) Airport operators will not be permitted to gather touchdown and parking charges for RCS flights.
ii) On RCS flights, AAI shouldn’t accumulate any Terminal Navigation Touchdown Prices (TNLC).
iii) AAI shall levy Route Navigation and Facilitation Prices (RNFC) for RCS Flights at a decreased charge of 42.50% of Common Charges.
iv) Designated airline operators can be granted self-ground dealing with for Scheme operations in any respect airports.
i) Chosen airline operators will have the ability to enter into code-sharing agreements with each home and international carriers.
ii) A 2% excise obligation will probably be charged on Aviation Turbine Gas (ATF) purchased by chosen Airways Operators from RCS Airports for the primary three (3) years following discover of this plan.
i) Present a minimal quantity of land, freed from cost and with out encumbrances, for the event of RCS Airports, in addition to multi-modal hinterland connection as wanted.
ii) Supply free safety and fireplace companies at RCS airports.
iii) Offering or inflicting the supply of energy, water, and different utility companies at considerably decreased charges at RCS Airports.
iv) Present a specified share of the calculated VGF (20% for states aside from the North-Jap States, the place the ratio will probably be 10%).
v) For a interval of ten years, cut back VAT on ATF at RCS airports located contained in the states to 1% or much less.