Friday, March 27, 2020

Special cargo flights to NE, NFR operates goods trains

Guwahati: Air India would operate special cargo flights to the northeastern region of India to ferry the commodities required to deal with the novel coronavirus treatment and other public emergency, top AAI official said on Friday.
The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has also been operating freight trains in most of the northeastern States, including Assam, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram to maintain the availability of the essential commodities in the hilly northeastern region.
Airport Authority of India (AAI) Regional Execu- tive Director (NER) Sanjeev Jindal said that the Ministry of Civil Aviation took the decision considering the situation of urgent need to transport medicine, medical emergency equipment, protective gears, accessories in small quantities, even water and essential commodities.
He said that to address the seamless movement of air cargo, a high level committee has been constituted with secretaries of various Central Government Ministries.
27/03/20 Sangai Express

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