Belagavi in third round of UDAN bidding: Suresh Angadi


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Published: 04/11/2018

by www.belgumonline.com

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Suresh Angadi, MP and BJP leader, announced here on Saturday that the city’s Sambra airport was included in the bidding for the third round of UDAN, the Centre’s subsidised air travel scheme. Bidding for the new round of flight services from Belagavi will happen in New Delhi on November 6.

“I am sure several private operators will show interest to operate from here,” Mr Angadi told presspersons.

As of now, only Air India operates from Sambra in Belagavi. One year ago, there were six flights per day from Belagavi. This was reduced to just one per day after the inclusion of Hubballi and Kolhapur in the first two stages of UDAAN schemes.

This proved to be detrimental to Belagavi as private operators shifted to the neighbouring cities.

SAVE IXG group, a fraternity of people from various backgrounds, had taken up an online and offline campaign to resume air operations from Belagavi.

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