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Budget 2023: FM Sitharaman announces measures to improve air connectivity with 50 new airports
01/02/2023 03:02 PM | Click to read full article
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday announced measures to improve regional air connectivity in Union Budget 2023-24. This move is expected to further push the ongoing UDAN scheme which aims to improve regional connectivity across the country. "50 additional airports, aerodromes and helipads as well as water routes would be built to enhance connectivity," Sitharaman said. UDAN flights have transported almost close to 1.15 crore people in the last six years.