NEW DELHI, 21 JUNE: Air India will assist in the intensive search and rescue operations for victims of the Uttrakhand flood disaster with its Bombardier aircraft.
The CRJ700 Bombardier aircraft of Air India will be deployed to bring tourists who have been rescued from Dehradun to Delhi. In addition to this, Pawan Hans helicopters are also assisting the rescue operations.
An Air India official said the airline will charge 50 per cent of the commercial airfare for taking relatives of the rescued victims and bringing them back to Delhi.
“The 74-seater aircraft will start plying from Delhi to Dehradun and from Dehradun to Delhi,” said the official.
Pawan Hans has already deployed three helicopters including two Bell helicopters and one Dauphin helicopter for the rescue operations since Monday. Pawan Hans is coordinating with the state government in carrying out the relief operations.