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132 Lifeline UDAN flights operated till date to transport more than 184 tons of medical cargo to various part of the country

Under Lifeline UDAN initiative of MoCA, 132 cargo flights have been operated till date across the country to transport medical cargo to various parts of India including remote and hilly areas. With support from Air India, Alliance Air, IAF and private airlines, medical supplies of more than 184 tons have been delivered till date during lockdown period.

Air India and IAF collaborated for Ladakh, Kargil, Dimapur, Imphal, Guwahati, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Jammu, Kargil, Leh, Srinagar, Chandigarh and Port Blair.

Domestic Cargo Operators; Blue Dart, Spicejet and Indigo are operating cargo flights on commercial basis. Spicejet operated 174 cargo flights from 24 March – 5 April 2020 covering a distance of 2,35,386 Kms and carrying 1382.94 Tons of cargo. Out of these 49 were international cargo flights. Blue Dart operated 52 domestic cargo flights covering a distance of 5,00,86 Kms and carrying 760.73 Tons of cargo from 25 March – 4 April 2020.  Indigo has also operated 8 cargo flights on 3 – 4 April 2020 covering a distance of 6103 Kms and carrying 3.14 tons of cargo.

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