Tuesday, April 07, 2020

AAI donates Rs 10 lakh each to all northeastern states

Guwahati: The AirportS Authority of India (AAI) under its CSR scheme has donated Rs 10 lakh each to every state government in the northeast, said Sanjeev Jindal, the regional executive director of northeast region.
"This fund will be utilized to procure PPEs, protective kits and equipment for health workers and hospitals in the states. As these bravehearts are fighting against the virus, we are always with them and will continue to help them in whatever manner we can," Jindal said.

He added that AAI in the northeast region has identified 10 airports where 500 families from a poor background who live near these airports will be provided 5 kg of rice each. "We are equally worried for the anganwadi workers and will be contributing Rs 25 lakh for Manipur and Rs 20 lakh for Rani block in Assam with the help of UNDP-UNICEF. AAI in total has donated Rs 15 crore under CSR funds and out of this, Rs 3 crore is for the northeast region," Jindal said.

The employees of AAI have contributed their - ranging from a minimum of three days' to one month - to the PM Cares Fund. All the airports in northeast are prepared to fly commercial flights from April 15, Jindal said.

"Regarding resumption of commercial flight services from April 15, the final decision is yet to be taken by the Centre and by the ministry of civil aviation. But our airports in northeast are ready to cater to all the services as per normal practice with all the precautions in place and sanitization of airport premises, including the passenger terminal building," he said.

07/04/20 Times of India

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