ProMASS: Jan 16, 2017: The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh has lauded the Indigo decision to fly “mortal remains” of deceased human beings free of cost to various destinations in the North East. “A request to this effect had been made to all the Airlines operating in the region and I am glad that Indigo has been prompt to respond”, he said.
The Vice President of Indigo Airlines, Shri Vikram Chona personally called on Dr Jitendra Singh here and formally handed over a letter from the President of Indigo, Shri Aditya Ghosh addressed to Dr Jitendra Singh, stating that, as a part of “Aakhri Aahuti” initiative, the Indigo has decided to carry mortal human remains of the deceased people of North East States, free of charge, to such North East airports where Indigo has its operations. The letter further stated that from Delhi, Indigo is currently operating to Guwahati, Agartala, Dibrugarh, Dimapur and Imphal.
Shri Vikram Chona also informed that the first such, free of cost, facility was provided to a native of Manipur living in Delhi who unfortunately passed away and his mortal remains were flown to Imphal.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that the gesture shown by Indigo, is not only a reflection of human concern, but is also an extension of the PPP (Public Private Partnership) model with the Government and private sectors jointly offering services to citizens at different levels and in different situations.