Chennai-Salem flight service resumes

Flight service from Salem and Chennai under UDAN scheme resumed after a span of 7 years. The flight flew with a seating capacity of over 72 seats, at a price point of Rs 1,499.

K Palaniswami, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Union Minister, Pon Radhakrishnan inaugurated the service coordinated by airline carrier Trujet. Palaniswami on the occasion said that the service under UDAN scheme would aid certain cities in industrial development – Erode, Namakkal, Karur, Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri.

The Chief Minister also declared a green corridor connecting Salem and Chennai with a budget of Rs 10,000 crores. “The next phase of the service would start between Vellore and Thanjavur,” added the Minister.

UDAN (“Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik”) is a regional airport development and connectivity programme, under union Government of India.