Soon after the date of the Mangaluru-Hubballi flight was announced, air travel was restricted due to lockdown following the Covid-19 pandemic.
The airstrip in Jeypore is being developed by the Works department as part of the Centre’s UDAN scheme for regional air connectivity.
Special awareness campaigns focusing on women's health will be run through women self-help groups, social and non-government organisations.
The renovation work of Amarda airstrip will start in 2022 under the UDAN scheme, informed Union Minister of State for Jal Shakti and Tribal affairs Bishweswar Tudu on Wednesday.
Preparations for introducing the new flight operations executed by the State government have reached the final stages.
The aerial connectivity between the capital cities of Manipur and Meghalaya has been a long-awaited demand of the people of the region.
The officials expressed hope that the airstrip will become operational soon under the Central government’s UDAN scheme.
According to the figures issued by the Airports Authority of India, Darbhanga saw a passenger traffic of over three lakh in the first fortnight of July this year since it became operational in last No
Padmanabha Behera also said that the government is cooperating with the Civil Aviation Ministry for the commencement of flights from Rourkela (Sundargarh), Utkela (Kalahandi) and Jeypore (Koraput).
The Centre on Tuesday operationalised 22 new routes including Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh to Bhubaneswar under the UDAN scheme.