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Major News and Events of 31 March 2017

What Happened on 31 March 2017


31 New Cities to Get Air Connectivity This Year

As per reports, 31 unserved airports will soon be on the air map under the first phase of the affordable regional connectivity scheme of the centre. The aviation minister said on Thursday that under this scheme five air carriers, Spicejet, Alliance Air, Air Deccan, Air Odisha, Turbo Megha utilizing 31 unserved and 12 under-served airports.

The aviation minister A G Raju also said that the scheme will be reviving 50 airports in small towns over the next two years. The towns getting the air connectivity include popular tourist destinations such as Agra, Shimla, Puducherry, Jaisalmer, Mysuru, Diu, Dwarka and Jamshedpur etc.

The scheme is called Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) aimed towards enabling the common man to afford flying.