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SpiceJet ready to fly migrant workers to Bihar during Coronavirus lockdown

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NEW DELHI: SpiceJet has offered the operation of some of its flights to the government for the 21-day lockdown.

SpiceJet chairman and MD said the airline is ready to fly some aircraft from Delhi and Mumbai to Patna to relieve the suffering of migrant laborers or workers, especially those from Bihar during the lockdown due to Coronavirus.

“We have offered our aircraft and crew for any humanitarian mission that the government needs us to fly. We are already flying food, medicines and medical equipment for the government every day (on our freighter aircraft),” Singh told PTI.

“We would like to alleviate the suffering of the migrant workers, especially those from Bihar, by flying some flights between Delhi/Mumbai and Patna,” he added.

Indigo, GoAir and SpiceJet

Indigo, GoAir, and SpiceJet

Domestic and international passenger flights are still banned till April 14 midnight.

IndiGo and GoAir have also offered their aircraft and crew and staff members to the government for any humanitarian use.

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Government will charge Rs 1 Lakh to evacuate Indians abroad

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Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Puri said on Tuesday that approximately 15,000 Indians are awaited to be flown back to India in 64 different flights. The government’s mammoth exercise will evacuate Indians stranded abroad due to COVID-19 coronavirus in the first week.

“The passengers will be charged for the flights, as it is a commercial service being carried out under special circumstances”, said Mr. Puri.

As some of the one-way fares range from Rs 15,000 to Rs 16,000 from countries like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Doha to Kochi and Kerala.

While flights from the United Kingdom to India will cost around Rs 50,000, whereas flights from the United States to India will cost Rs 1,00,000.

“If there were no charge, people wanting to come back would be much higher”, he further added.

According to the plan, the first phase of the evacuation shall commence from May 7 to May 13. It will evacuate stranded Indians from 12 countries that are UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Bangladesh, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, United Kingdom, and the United States.

The government will evacuate around 2,100 citizens from the US and 2,000 from the UAE in the first week of mammoth exercise.

After arriving in India, all the passengers will be screened and placed under a 14 day quarantine period.

According to reports, only Air India flights will operate for the evacuation. These flights will include 40 from the national carrier and 24 from its subsidiary Air India express.

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Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away at 67 in Mumbai

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Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor passed away on Thursday morning at a city hospital in Mumbai. He was 67.

His death was announced by Amitabh Bachchan via twitter.

The 67-year-old actor was taken to H.N. Reliance hospital on Wednesday morning.

“He is in the hospital. He is suffering from cancer and he has some breathing problems, so he has been admitted to the hospital. He is stable now,” Randhir told PTI.

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Reliance Jio is offering free 2GB data every day

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Mukesh Ambani owned telecom operator Reliance Jio never fails to surprise its subscribers. The operator is back again with its free data offer, this time named Jio Data Pack which offers free 2GB 4G data per day. Previously the free data pack was credited to the accounts of its subscribers without any information at the end of March and was valid till April 1.

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The telecom giant has once again come up with a plan that provides additional 2GB free data to its users on existing data packs. It will offer free data until the first week of May. Reliance Jio users can avail of this free data offer on the My Plans section in the MyJio app. It is worth noting that accounts of Jio subscribers are being credited with this offer randomly so you may or may get the free data benefits. Users can check the availability for the same on the MyJio app.

also introduced special data packs for people encouraging them to work from home.

 

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