"The aviation industry in India is a sunrise sector. We are working towards UDAN or 'Ude Desh ka har Nagarik', building efficient regional air connectivity, between the metros and the tier 3 and 4 cities like Shimla, Gorakhpur, Kanpur," Mr Sinha said while addressing a session on 'India in 2017: More Roadbumps or Achhe Din?' at the summit.
"PM, Shri Modi will launch UDAN on 27th April and we will add 33 new airports across the small Indian cities in one year. This will be achieved with a subsidy of only Rs 205 crore."
PM Modi is expected to launch the scheme at Jubbarhatti, located on the outskirts of Shimla on April 27.