Air India carried relief material for the victims of Uttarakhand on its flight from Mumbai to Delhi.The material was carried free of cost by the carrier.
The relief material, comprising of around 1500 kgs of medicines, was handed over to Air India officials for airlifting to Delhi by Shri Chhagan Bhujbal, Minister of Public Works and Special Assistance, Government of Maharashtra and Shri Arshad Siddiqui, Chairman of The Red Crescent Society of India, an NGO based in Mumbai.
The Minister thanked the national carrier and acknowledged the support it has given during times of any national calamity. Shri Siddiqui said that a team of 40 doctors and volunteers would also fly to Dehradun to attend to the needs of the victims in addition to the relief material being sent.
Air India is offering a 50 per cent discount on the basic fare for passengers flying from Dehradun to Delhi and onward stations on its entire domestic network. It has also set up a help desk at Dehradun for the evacuees.