Dehradun, February 2: UDAN scheme is a boon for the common man of our country who can travel by airplane with the low amount. This has led to connecting small airports of India. The state of Uttarakhand got the highest number of airports under the UDAN scheme phase two. The much-awaited Dehradun-Pantnagar air services will start from the last week of February.
The airport and helipads in Uttarakhand have been made as per the parameters of the Airport Authority of India. Whereas Heritage Aviation would operate flights from Pithoragarh to Dehradun, Delhi, and Pantnagar. In a video conferencing session with all district magistrates, chief secretary Utpal Kumar Singh said that in the next three to six months, maximum possible heli services would be started in Uttarakhand.
He also took the feedback from the DMs in the airports and helipads in their respective areas. Singh said that two airports and 14 helipads have got the approval under the regional connectivity scheme of the Centre.
Air connectivity to remote areas of Uttarakhand will make it convenient for tourists to visit them, besides making relief-and-rescue operations easier at the time of a disaster, Singh added.
The Union civil aviation ministry has selected Deccan Aviation for the fixed-wing service between the two prominent cities of the Himalayan state.