At present, the fourth round of 'UDAN' is under process.
On the new helicopter service, Puri said that opening of these new routes will bring people of the state closer and support tourism in the region.
"Commencement of the new heli services will enhance the aerial connectivity between hilly regions in Uttarakhand and bring down the average travel time to 20-25 minutes. This will also assist the Chaar Dhaam Yatra pilgrims," the ministry said in a statement.
"Pawan Hans Ltd. will operate thrice-weekly helicopter services on this route. Viability Gap Funding (VGF) is provided to both operators and passengers under the UDAN scheme to keep the fares affordable for the common people. Accordingly the fare for these routes is Rs. 2900 per seat. MoCA awarded the Dehradun- New Tehri - Srinagar - Gauchar route to Pawan Hans Ltd. under the UDAN 2 bidding process."
As per the statement, two more networks connecting "Dehradun to Ramnagar, Pantnagar, Nainital, Almora, Pithoragarh, and Dehradun to Mussoorie" will also be operationalised by Pawan Hans soon.
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