Monday, December 02, 2019

Norka, AI tie up to transport mortal remains from abroad

Thiruvananthapuram: Norka Roots, the government agency under the Norka department, has tied up with Air India for free transport of mortal remains of non-resident Keralites (NRKs), who die abroad, in case of lack of financial assistance for the body repatriation from the employer, sponsor or the respective embassy.
An agreement was signed between the CEO of the Norka Roots and Air India executive director (Cargo). The bodies reaching the airports back home will be transported to the house of the deceased via the free emergency ambulance service for NRKs, which was launched by Norka a year ago.
The relatives or friends of NRKs who die abroad can apply for the free service under the scheme, Application forms and more details are available on website, said an official release. More details can be received over toll-free number 18004253939 (from within India) or 00918802012345 (missed call service from abroad).
02/12/19 Times of India
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