Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Demonetisation: Air India swings into action, carries cash to remote northeastern states

To help the government in easing the suffering of the people post demonetisation, Air India accommodated over 16,274 kgs of currency notes on 17 of its aircrafts from November 10 till December 12, for distribution to the remote northeastern destinations like Agartala, Aizawl, Imphal, Bagdogra and Port Blair.
The effort of the Air India has brought great relief to the people in those states.
Initiative of Air India and RBI:
The Reserve Bank of India had sought Air India's cooperation to ensure dispatch of the currency to different parts of northeast and Andaman and Nicobar Islands to cater the demand for legal currency.
Air India will carry the currency to these areas for one more month.
Recently, the water transport between Andaman and Kolkata had taken a hit leaving containers full of new currency notes at the dock for more than a week.
Air India came to the rescue and transported the currency to its destination in the islands.
A dedicated team under a regional cargo manager worked in tandem from Kolkata and Guwahati to monitor the movement of all the shipments of the RBI.
Air India has been giving priority to dispatching the currency notes, at times, even putting its commercial interests in the backburner.
With various flights going to the remotest of places in India, Air India has chipped in their contribution to the flight of the government's demonetisation.
27/12/16 Manogya Loiwal/India Today

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