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Updated December 18th, 2023 at 15:17 IST

Air Taxi to Fly Soon from Vellore to Chennai Via Bengaluru - Know the details

The service will feature 9-seater aircraft, providing a convenient and swift travel option for passengers.

Air Taxi to Fly Soon from Vellore to Chennai Via Bengaluru
Air Taxi to Fly Soon from Vellore to Chennai Via Bengaluru | Image:ANI
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Residents in the Vellore region are in for a treat as the Ministry of Civil Aviation has recently confirmed the completion of development work at Vellore airport. This major milestone is paving the way for Air Taxi services, connecting Vellore to both Chennai and Bengaluru.  

What is Air Taxi: An Air Taxi refers to a small commercial aircraft that provides on-demand transportation services to passengers, typically on short-distance routes. Unlike traditional commercial airlines, Air Taxis focuses on offering personalized and efficient point-to-point travel solutions, catering to the growing demand for convenient and time-saving transportation.  

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Vellore Airport Development Under UDAN Project: The Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, V K Singh, addressed a query in the Rajya Sabha from DMK member M Shanmugam regarding the operationalization of Vellore (Abdullahpuram) airport under the UDAN project. Singh revealed that the development work at Vellore airport has been successfully completed, and the licensing process is currently underway.  

UDAN Project and Vellore's Selection: Vellore airport was selected as part of the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS)-UDAN during the second round of bidding. This falls under the scheme aiming at the revival and upgradation of unserved and underserved airports, according to TOI reports. The strategic selection of Vellore airport is set to boost connectivity and accessibility for the region. 

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Key Features of Vellore Airport: Spanning an expansive area of 51.5 acres, Vellore airport boasts an 800m runway that had long remained non-functional. With the completion of development work, the airport is now poised to become a key transportation hub for the residents of Vellore and neighboring areas.  

Air Taxi Operations from Vellore to Chennai and Bengaluru: Union Minister V K Singh shared exciting news about the future air connectivity from Vellore. Once the licensing process is complete, Air Taxi, the selected airline operator, is expected to commence operations from Vellore to Chennai and Bengaluru. The service will feature 9-seater aircraft, providing a convenient and swift travel option for passengers. 

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Closing Thoughts: The imminent launch of Air Taxi services from Vellore to Chennai and Bengaluru marks a significant leap forward in regional connectivity. The UDAN project's focus on unserved and underserved airports underscores the government's commitment to enhancing accessibility across the country. As Vellore airport prepares to take flights, residents can look forward to a seamless and efficient travel experience. 

 

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Published December 18th, 2023 at 15:17 IST

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