Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said as many as 100 more airports will be amplified by 2025 to support the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) scheme.
The Modi government recently declared it was hitting off the fourth phase of the UDAN project. It tries to increase connectivity to distant and regional areas (like North East regions, hilly states, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh) besides giving versatility to airlines in designing their network, promoting short-haul routes, and revising the parameters of VGF (viability gap funding).
The government supports UDAN flight tickets under VGF (for three years) that has been reworked based on flight hours, distance flown, and airport type (priority or non-priority).
She also announced 1,150 trains would run following the public-private cooperation (PPP) mode, also four stations will be redeveloped with the help of the private sector.
Besides, the minister assured more Tejas type trains to connect visitor targets. She said a plan for setting up large solar power potential adjacent rail track is under consideration.