Rs 268.10 cr collected as levy from airlines for UDAN: Min
10/08/2018 11:01

The Indian Government has said that an amount of Rs 268.10 crore has been collected as levy from various airlines towards regional air connectivity scheme.

The scheme, also known as 'Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik', seeks to connect unserved and under-serve airports. To fund the scheme, an amount of Rs 5,000 is collected from airlines on every flight operated on major routes.

Commenting on the issue, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha told the media, "All scheduled airline operators have been remitting the RCS levy. Total funds collected from RCS levy till August 3, 2018 is Rs 268.10 crore approximately."

“No revenue has been earned by the Regional Air Connectivity Fund Trust (RACFT) under the scheme except for deposits of RCS levy,” he added.