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Alliance Air starts daily flights on Nashik-Pune route

November 1, 2019: Alliance Air, the regional airline subsidiary of Air India, started daily flights in the Nashik-Pune sector on November 27 under prime minister Narendra Modi’s flagship ‘Regional Connectivity Scheme Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik’ (RCS UDAN).

The scheme aims to boost regional connectivity within affordable rates and now runs 222 routes in the country.
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The scheme aims to boost regional connectivity within affordable rates and now runs 222 routes in the country.

November 1, 2019: Alliance Air, the regional airline subsidiary of Air India, started daily flights in the Nashik-Pune sector on October 27 under prime minister Narendra Modi’s flagship ‘Regional Connectivity Scheme Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik’ (RCS UDAN).

Started in 2017, the scheme aims to boost regional connectivity to un-served and under-served destinations within affordable rates and now runs 222 routes in the country. The twitter handle of the ministry of civil aviation announced that many more routes will be announced soon during the winter schedule.

Earlier in May 2019, the second term of the Modi-led government had increased the budget to Rs1800-2000 crore for the scheme for the next 10 years to subsidise the airlines by lowering tax rates and waiving-off airport charges. The central government is also considering requests from a few state governments, including the north-eastern region. This is expected to help in connecting remote areas which have not been connected yet.

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