People In Hawai Chappal Can Fly Hawai Jahaaj Says Arun Jaitley

People In Hawai Chappal Can Fly Hawai Jahaaj Says Arun Jaitley


New Delhi: While Addressing the Lok sabha today, Finance minister Arun Jaitley presenting Union Budget 2018 said "people in Hawai Chappals (slippers) can fly in Hawai Jahaaj (airplanes)" with five times more airports in the country. "The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has 124 airports, we propose to expand airport capacity to 1 billion trips a year. With this step, hawai chappal-wearing citizens will be able to take the hawai jahaaj," Mr Jaitley said, using rubber flip-flops worn by millions across the country as a metaphor for the masses.

"Udan" is the government's regional air connectivity scheme, that will  connect 56 unserved airports and 31 unserved helipads said Arun Jaitley

Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had used the same phrase while launching the Regional Connectivity Scheme, which he said would boost air travel between smaller cities and make flights far more affordable.

This Budget is mainly focused on farmers productivity and providing health care to middle and poor class family. With several elections ahead in states and the national polls next year, the Finance Minister rolled out a budget designed to help distressed farmers and rural areas while boosting growth, jobs and private investment.


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