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‘Digi Yatra’ : Central Government working on a new initiative to ease Security and Boarding Procedure

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New Delhi, April 29, 2017: Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Friday said the central government is working on a new initiative to ease the security and boarding procedure — ‘Digi Yatra’ — which will use Aadhaar card or passport number and a digital mode to verify passengers.

The Minister of State for Civil Aviation revealed about the new initiative at the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) annual session 2017 themed ‘Future of Globalisation: Can India Lead?’ here.

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According to the Minister, a “working group” has been set up to streamline the modalities of the new initiative which will be introduced in phases.

Speaking on the government’s regional air connectivity scheme, UDAN, which was launched on April 27, Sinha said it will create additional 100 airports over the next 2-3 years.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the highly-subsidised regional air connectivity scheme from Shimla.

The Rs 2,500-an-hour flight launched on Thursday is part of ‘Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik’ (UDAN) scheme that makes air travel more affordable to the common people.

It also plans to enhance connectivity with more airports in the country.

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The first regional flight under the scheme was flagged off between Shimla and Delhi from Jubbarhatti, the tabletop airport located 2,196 metres above the sea level and 22 km from Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla.

Air India’s subsidiary Alliance Air, which will operate the Delhi-Shimla flight, has fixed the one-way fare at Rs 2,036.

According to the Minister, the UDAN scheme has market-friendly features such as removal of airport and navigation charges, reduction in ATF (air turbine fuel) taxes and routes exclusivity for three years which would incentivise air passenger carriers. (IANS)

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Rahul Gandhi Points at PM Modi to Vacate the Seat over Gas price Hike

Rahul Gandhi's twitter attack on PM Modi: Vacant your seat over the gas price hike.

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NEW DELHI: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Narendra Modi-led central government after the prices of cooking gas was again hiked, asking him to “vacate the ‘Sinhasan’ (post of the Prime Minister)”.

“Mehangi gas, mehanga rashan. Band karo khokala bhashan. Dam bandho kam do. Warna khali karo sinhasan (Expensive gas, expensive ration. Stop making hollow promises. Fix the rates and give employment or else vacate the post),” Rahul Gandhi tweeted attaching a news report of the hike.

Gandhi was referring to the price hike announced by the state-run oil firms on Wednesday.

The prices of the LPG cylinder’s went up by Rs 4.50, while the non-subsidised rates were hiked by a steeper Rs 93 per cylinder.(IANS)

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