Sunday, March 29, 2020

SpiceJet offers transport to migrant labourers from Mumbai, Delhi to Patna

Indian budget carrier SpiceJet has offered its services to help stranded migrant workers in Mumbai and Delhi who are attempting to go back to their homes amid 21-day coronavirus lockdown.
Thousands of workers have been fleeing cities like Mumbai and Delhi, some on foot, to their homes in different parts of the country after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown on Tuesday to stop the spread of coronavirus.
In a statement on Friday, SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh said, "We are already flying food, medicines and medical equipment for the government every day. We would love to alleviate the suffering of these migrant workers especially those from Bihar by flying some flights between Delhi/Mumbai and Patna."
The airline had operated a special charter flight from Delhi to Coimbatore on Friday on the government's request.
"This flight was operated at very short notice and carried a Hazmat suit. This will help local authorities replicate and start local manufacturing," Singh said.
SpiceJet has offered our aircraft and crew for any humanitarian mission that the government needs us to fly, he said.
28/03/20 Ahamad Fuwad/DNA

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