SpiceJet will soon connect Assam’s northern district of Lakhimpur to Jorhat in the southern part of the state. SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh announced the airline’s plan at Advantage Assam: Global Investors Summit ’18. If it comes through, the move will form part of the government’s UDAN or Regional Connectivity Scheme, an initiative taken to make air travel to India’s tier-II and –III cities affordable and put remote regions on the country’s aviation map at the same time. “For India to grow, it is critical that the Northeast grows. And, the region cannot grow without connectivity. SpiceJet connects cities of Guwahati, Silchar and Dibrugarh to other parts of the country and under UDAN, we will soon be connecting Lakhimpur and Jorhat,” Singh said.