The central part presents the circuit of Buddha, with the statue of Buddha in Gaya where he attained enlightenment – Dhamekh Stupa, Sarnath, where he delivered his first sermon (Dharmachakra Parivartan) and the Mahaparinirvana Stupa, Kushinagar where he attained Mahaparinirvana.

Both sides of the central part of the painting represent heritage sites – Humayun Tomb in the north, Konark Sun Temple in the east, Hampi Temple Chariot in the south and Ajanta Caves in the west, connected to air services.

Humayun’s Tomb can be accessed via Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, Konark Sun Temple via Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneshwar, Hampi Temple via Vidyanagar Airport while Ajanta Caves are accessible via Aurangabad airport.

The painting also depicts the Palm Yoga Mudra of Buddha in the center and World Heritage Sites of India located in different parts of the country, two on either side of the Palm Yoga Mudra.

The first UDAN flight was launched in 2017 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. To date, 403 UDAN routes connecting 65 underserved/unserved airports, including heliports and water aerodromes, have been commissioned under the UDAN program and more than 85,000 people have benefited from the program.

UDAN has transformed the way people travel in remote areas. Be it Rupsi, Pithoragarh, Pasighat, Jorhat, Jharsuguda, Kishangarh, Kurnool, Hubballi, Belgavi, Darbhanga, Adampur, etc., people have embraced air travel because of the benefits it has brought.

UDAN has helped the Dekho Apna Desh campaign of the Ministry of Tourism and many previously unserved sectors are connected.
Air connectivity plays a decisive role in the country’s economic growth. Air connectivity also attracts business investment and human resources.

Air transport has witnessed massive growth all over the world with millions of people joining the global middle class and India in particular has seen extraordinary growth in the civil aviation sector.

A study by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) shows that air connectivity would have economic multipliers of 3.1 times and employment multipliers of 6.

The link between the civil aviation sector and economic activity and its impact on the overall development of India has been well recognized.
The direct benefits generated by air transport connectivity, including employment and economic activity, have increased over the past two years in India.

Air transport in India is on the cusp of an unstoppable march to attain eminence in the aviation industry in the coming years. UDAN airports have opened the potential for employment, tourism and better connectivity for the population.

Airports located in places like Jharsuguda, Kishangarh (Ajmer), Bhavnagar, etc. boosted local commerce, while airports located in iconic tourist spots like Kushinagar, Vidyanagar (Hampi) Rajahmundry, etc. have led to an increase in the volume of domestic and international tourists to these places.

Bharat Dekho, Incredible India and Buddhist Circuit have received tremendous support through increased connectivity under UDAN.