Shimla: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday flagged off the Shimla-New Delhi flight, the maiden flight under government’s regional connectivity scheme Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN).
Addressing the gathering after the inauguration, he said that the UDAN Scheme is going to help tourism sector in Himachal Pradesh.
“The lives of the middle class are being transformed and their aspirations are increasing and given the right chance they can do wonders. Earlier aviation was considered to be the domain of a select few but it has changed now. Tier-2 & Tier-3 cities are becoming growth engines. If aviation connectivity is enhanced in these places, it will be beneficial,” the Prime Minister said.
He further assured that his government’s civil aviation policy caters to aspirations of the people of India.
UDAN stands for Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (Every Indian citizen should fly). Alliance Air, an Air India subsidiary, will operate these flights between Delhi and Shimla five times a week