The Bureau of civil aviation security has given due consent for starting cargo services at Jollygrant airport in Dehradun, says a release.
DK Gautam, Director of the airport, who inaugurated cargo services from the old terminal building, said in a statement that it will give a boost to commercial activities in Uttarakhand and help in the transportation of local products to the market place in much less time.
An Indigo airlines flight took the first cargo bookings.
Recently, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) announced that it plans to develop at least 100 airports, waterdromes and heliports by 2024 under the regional air connectivity scheme, according to an official release. The fourth anniversary of the scheme, also known as UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik), was also commemorated recently.
The scheme is aimed at providing affordable, economically viable and profitable air travel on regional routes. “50 unserved and underserved airports (including five heliports) with 285 routes have been added under UDAN across the length and breadth of India. As the implementing agency, AAI has an ambitious plan to develop at least 100 airports/ waterdromes/ heliports by 2024 under the scheme,” the release said.