In order to boost air connectivity to Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir, the government has planned to build 11 new airports in Jammu & Kashmir and 2 in Ladakh. This development is being undertaken as part of the UDAN scheme.
The 11 airports in J&K will be at Chamb, Chushal, Akhnoor, Fukche, Gurex, Jhangar, Miran Sahib, Poonch, Panzgam, Rajouri and Udhampur while the two in Ladakh will be at Kargil and Thoise.
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The airports will be built as part of the fourth round of the UDAN scheme, which is focused on improving air connectivity in hilly states and the northeastern region of the country.
At present, 688 routes including 106 airports and 31 heliports have been planned under UDAN out of which 232 are already functional.