Tuesday, May 04, 2021

IGI gets 300T aid cargo in five days, Jeevoday handles relief materials

New Delhi: With 25 flights arriving from across the world, Delhi airport on Monday said it handled over 300 tonnes of Covid-related cargo over the past five days.

A dedicated logistic facility, Jeevoday, spread across 3,500 sqm has been set up at the airport for these relief items. The airport said the facility was being utilised to send vaccines, oxygen concentrators and other essential gear across the country.

“Jeevoday warehouse is used for interim storage and distribution of Covid-19 relief materials. The facility was commissioned in less than a day on April 28. All relief materials are brought to the warehouse after customs clearance, where they are sorted and further distributed to other parts of the country. Distribution is done immediately after it is brought to the warehouse,” said a Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) spokesperson.

In a span of five days, cargoes have arrived from the US, United Kingdom, UAE, Uzbekistan, Thailand, Germany, Qatar, Hong Kong and China, among other nations.

04/05/21 Times of India

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