Cargo flights will be used to transport medical equipment, emergency goods to North Eastern States: Jitendra Singh

Union Minister for the development of the northeastern region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh has said that Cargo Air Flights will be used exclusively for transporting medical equipment and emergency goods, besides other essential items to North Eastern States, in the wake of Lockdown situation.

This will go a long way in reassuring the people of the North Eastern Region that even at this hour of trial, they are receiving as much attention as any other part of the country, he said.

It has been intimated that the contact details and road map for the Cargo operation will be provided soon. The Directors of the airports of the region have been asked to inform about their requirements through Twitter, he added.

Dr Jitendra Singh noted PM Modi has always placed the welfare of the North Eastern Region highest on the priority. It was primarily because of his personal outreach that Northeast has undergone revolutionary transformation over the last six years and, the decision to operate Cargo flights for Northeast is only a reiteration of the fact that the concern for Northeast is close to the Prime Minister Modi’s heart even at this crucial time.