Over 684 tons of essential, medical cargo delivered under Lifeline Udan during Covid-19 lockdown

PTI

LIFELINE UDAN Alliance Air ATR 72 delivered 50 boxes,714 kg of Medical supplies today for Govt of Goa. It's the 2nd LIFELINE flight at Goa Airport (Twitter image)

LIFELINE UDAN Alliance Air ATR 72 delivered 50 boxes,714 kg of Medical supplies today for Govt of Goa. It’s the 2nd LIFELINE flight at Goa Airport (Twitter image)

Over 684 tons of essential and medical cargo have been delivered across the country under Lifeline Udan during COVID 19 lockdown. Lifeline Udan flights are being operated by Civil Aviation Ministry to transport essential medical cargo to remote parts of the country to support India’s war against COVID-19.

Lifeline Udan flights have covered over three lakh 76 thousand kilometre of aerial distance to transport essential medical cargo to remote parts of the country. 383 flights have been operated under Lifeline Udan by Air India, Alliance Air, Indian Air Force and private carriers. Helicopter services including Pawan Hans limited have been operating in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, islands and North East region transporting critical medical cargo and patients.

Pawan Hans have carried around two tonnes of cargo covering a distance of over six thousand kilometres. Domestic cargo operators SpiceJet, Blue Dart and Indigo are operating cargo flights on a commercial basis. Bulk of the cargo comprises products like medical equipment, testing kits, Personal protective equipment, masks and gloves.