Air India offers discount on flight back from Uttarakhand

Dehradun, June 23 (IANS) The national carrier Air India (AI) has decided to give a discount to people flying back from Dehradun. The decision was taken by the AI management in the wake of the disaster in Uttarakhand over the June 15 weekend.

A senior AI official told IANS that airline would give a 50 percent discount on the basic air fare, and this waiver would be in effect till June 30.

A flight operates between Lucknow and Dehradun every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. There is also a flight from Dehradun, the state capital of Uttarakhand, to New Delhi.

The cloudburst, unprecedented rains and flash floods caused massive landslides in Uttarakhand June 15, taking a huge toll of lives. The disaster happened at a time when the Char Dham pilgrimage was at its peak. Thousands of pilgrims were stranded.


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