Uttar Pradesh will have 63 new Air Rand 5 international airports

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has said that with 63 air routes allocated to Uttar Pradesh, the state will have much more connectivity under the Central Regional Connectivity Scheme, bringing the number of new routes to 108. Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Friday after inaugurating direct flights between Lucknow and Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Goa by Air Asia. Speaking on the occasion, Scindia said it is a historic event that an airline has linked one city with eight connecting flights to five cities in India.

Lucknow is now connected to Delhi with three flights, Bengaluru with two flights, Mumbai with one flight, Kolkata with one flight and Goa with one flight per day, the minister added.

The flight between Lucknow and Delhi, Bengaluru and Goa effectively started from Friday and between Lucknow and Mumbai and Kolkata from September 1.

Commenting on the work carried out by his ministry for the promotion of civil aviation in Uttar Pradesh, Scindia said: “It gives me immense pleasure to report that under the UDAN scheme, we have awarded 63 new routes to the state of Uttar Pradesh and in the future we will increase it to 108 so that civil aviation can reach every corner of Uttar Pradesh.

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“We have also marked 18 airports in Uttar Pradesh under the UDAN scheme which will require an investment of Rs 1,121 crore for infrastructure development. Uttar Pradesh will have five international airports which will themselves be a landmark in the country.

The minister also said that Uttar Pradesh is a shining example of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” and to achieve this, airports in Chitrakoot, Muradabad, Aligarh, Azamgarh and Shravasti except Jewar and Ayodhya are in progress. of construction.

These new projects will further enhance the connectivity between Lucknow and major cities across the country, which will boost tourism, trade and commerce in the region. They will also provide affordable, punctual, safe and hassle-free travel experiences for people residing in Lucknow, Scindia said.

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