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Over 587 tonnes medical supplies flown across India

New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday mentioned that underneath the Lifeline Udan initiative, 339 flights have transported 587.57 tonnes of medical provides throughout the nation until April 22.

“339 flights have been operated under Lifeline Udan till date by Air India, Alliance Air, IAF and private carriers in the domestic sector supporting the fight against COVID-19. 204 of these flights have been operated by Air India and Alliance Air,” the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) mentioned in a press release.

“Cargo transported till date is around 587.57 tons.”

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Moreover, Blue Dart, SpiceJet and IndiGo are additionally working cargo flights on a industrial foundation.

On its half, SpiceJet operated 495 cargo flights from March 24 to April 22. Out of those, 166 had been worldwide cargo flights.

Equally, Blue Dart has operated 169 home cargo flights from March 25 to April 22, whereas price range airline IndiGo has operated 35 cargo flights from April 3-22 carrying 84 tonnes of cargo.

The Lifeline Udan flights join hubs in areas reminiscent of Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Agartala, Aizwal, Dimapur, Imphal, Coimbatore, Thiruvanthapuram, Bhubaneswar, Raipur, Ranchi, Port Blair and Goa.

As a part of India’s warfare in opposition to COVID-19, the Civil Aviation Ministry had launched Lifeline Udan flights on March 26 for motion of medical and important provides throughout the nation and past.

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At present, no overseas or home passenger flight operations are allowed within the nation.

(IANS)

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