Air India to operate additional flights from Dehradun to bring back stranded pilgrims

New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): The Minister for Civil Aviation, Ajit Singh, has expressed his deep anguish and sorrow at the huge loss of precious lives in the flash floods in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

He has directed Air India and Pawan Hans Helicopters to render all assistance to the Uttarakhand government in the search and rescue operation going on in the flood affected areas of the state.

He has also directed Air India to operate additional flights from Dehradun to bring stranded pilgrims and also offer concessional fares to the affected people. Pawan Hans has already deployed three helicopters in rescue operation. Shri Ajit Singh has further directed Pawan Hans to deploy additional resources in the rescue operation and coordination with the state government. (ANI)

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