The Civil Aviation Ministry on Monday flagged off a new thrice-weekly flight on Indore-Kishangarh route, operated by Star Air, under the regional connectivity scheme UDAN.
This is 268th route to be made operational under the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) scheme, which was launched in 2016 to boost flight connectivity with under-served and unserved airports in India.
Under UDAN, Star Air is already operating direct flights from Belagavi to Indore and will now extend the same route till Kishangarh in Rajasthan, the ministry said in a statement.
“The approximate distance between Indore and Kishangarh is around 550 kilometers and people had to spend more than 10 hours to reach Kishangarh from Indore by road. However, with the commencement of flight operations on this route, people can take one hour flight,” it noted.