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How many more airports will be developed by 2024 for the Udaan scheme as per the Union Budget 2020 - 21?
1. 100
2. 75
3. 50
4. 120

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : 100

The correct answer is 100.

  • 100 airports will be developed by 2024 for the Udaan scheme as per the Union Budget 2020 - 21.
  • UDAN-RCS, UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) is a regional airport development and "Regional Connectivity Scheme" (RCS) of the Government of India. 
  • The objective of the scheme is "letting the common citizen of the country fly". 
  • The scheme aims to make air travel more accessible and widespread, as well as to promote inclusive national economic development, job creation, and the development of air transport infrastructure across India's regions and states.
  • Pakyong Airport is the 100th airport in India.
    • It comes under the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

  • The Ministry of Civil Aviation:
    • It is the nodal Ministry responsible for the formulation of national policies and programs for the development and regulation of Civil Aviation and for devising and implementing schemes for the orderly growth and expansion of civil air transport.
    • Its functions also extend to overseeing airport facilities, air traffic services, and the carriage of passengers and goods by air.
    • The Ministry also administers the implementation of the Aircraft Act, 1934, Aircraft Rules, 1937, and is administratively responsible for the Commission of Railways Safety.

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