The scheme is intended to making flying more affordable for common people and to connect over 45 unserved and under-served airports across the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the first UDAN flight from Shimla to New Delhi on Thursday. The flight will be operated by Alliance Air, a regional arm of national airline Air India.
The Prime Minister also handed out boarding passes to all passengers boarding the first UDAN flight. Senior officials of the aviation ministry, Air India and Airports Authority of India were also be present at the event.
But what exactly is UDAN? Listed below are five things you need to know about this new initiative.