People would be able to travel from Guwahati to Dhaka under Rs 3000 from March this year.
This international flight will be made possible under the Centre’s affordable air travel, Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme.
A senior aviation ministry official said that Assam, especially Guwahati had requisite funds which made it eligible to take international flights.
The official also said that Assam government was very keen on starting international operations and they placed bids for all destinations, reports NDTV.
According to another government official, Assam has been selected to connect two cities, Bangkok and Dhaka under UDAN International and these could be the first flights under the scheme.
“The file is already with the minister. We just need his go-ahead,” he said.
The official also said that Centre would finalize UDAN-International by March.
The Assam government is likely to provide a subsidy of Rs. 2,370 (Guwahati-Dhaka) and Rs. 4,400 (Guwahati-Bangkok) for a certain number of seats on the flights operating these routes.
Under its international plan, ministry of civil aviation has included seven international locations to connect India’s Tier -II and Tier- III cities.
The seven locations are Singapore, Dhaka, Yangon, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Kuala Lampur and Dubai.
UDAN was launched by the Centre with the aim of making air travel affordable for every Indian citizen to boost national economic development, job growth and air infrastructure development of all states of India.