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200 tonnes critical medical cargo moved by 152 flights covering 1,32,029 km in 12 days

Till April 6, 2020, under the Lifeline UDAN initiative of MoCA, 152 cargo flights have been operated across the country to transport medical cargo to various parts of India including remote and hilly areas in just 12 days

On April 6, 2020, Lifeline UDAN flights carried ICMR kits, HLL consignments and other essential cargo to several North-Eastern areas and also to Central and Eastern states.
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On April 6, 2020, Lifeline UDAN flights carried ICMR kits, HLL consignments and other essential cargo to several North-Eastern areas and also to Central and Eastern states.

April 8, 2020: Till April 6, 2020, under the Lifeline UDAN initiative of MoCA, 152 cargo flights have been operated across the country to transport medical cargo to various parts of India including remote and hilly areas in just 12 days. With support from Air India, Alliance Air, IAF and private airlines, medical supplies of more than 200 tonnes have been delivered during the lockdown period.

"The Ministry of Civil Aviation is carrying out advance planning through online meetings and virtual war room so that no stone remains unturned in linking supply-side to demand-side and various resources of aviation sector can be optimally utilized in the fight against Covid-19," says the release.

A day in MoCA
MoCA holds CHINTAN meeting at 8 am daily to review planning of the day and progress of the previous day. Further, at 3 pm daily, MANTHAN meeting is held to review the execution of the day’s planning and check if any modification is required at any stage. In this meeting, forward planning is also done to assess the requirement and distribution of resources.

On April 6, 2020, Lifeline UDAN flights carried ICMR kits, HLL consignments and other essential cargo to several North-Eastern areas and also to Central and Eastern states.

Life line 1 (IAF)
Delhi- Ranchi- Patna - Jorhat- Lengpui – Imphal - Dimapur -Guwahati transported consignment of ICMR kits for Guwahati (50 kgs.), Consignment of Assam including Red Cross ( 800 kg), Consignment of Meghalaya ( 672 kg), Leftover Consignment of Manipur, Leftover Consignment Nagaland, ICMR consignment of Dibrugarh, Consignment of Mizoram (300 kgs), Consignment of Ranchi (500 kgs.) and ICMR kits for Patna (50 kgs.)

Life line 2 Alliance Air(ATR)
Delhi-Varanasi-Raipur-Hyderabad-Delhi carried a consignment of ICMR kits for Varanasi (50 kgs.), ICMR kits for Raipur (50 kgs.), ICMR kits for Hyderabad (50 kgs.), ICMR kits for Vijayawada (50 kgs.) and Consignment of Hyderabad ( 1600 kg)

Life line 3 Air India (A 320)
Mumbai-Bangalore-Chennai-Mumbai transported consignments of Ministry of Textile, HLL consignment for Bangalore, HLL consignment for Chennai

Life line 4 Spice Jet SG (7061)
Delhi-Chennai carried ICMR consignment for Chennai

Life line 5 AI charter(A 320)
Delhi -Dehradun carried ICMR consignment for Dehradun

Date wise break up

S.

No.

Date

Air India

Alliance

IAF

Indigo

SpiceJet

Total flights operated

1

26.3.2020

02

--

-

-

02

04

2

27.3.2020

04

09

01

-

--

14

3

28.3.2020

04

08

-

06

--

18

4

29.3.2020

04

10

06

--

--

20

5

30.3.2020

04

-

03

--

--

07

6

31.3.2020

09

02

01


--

12

7

01.4.2020

03

03

04

--

-

10

8

02.4.2020

04

05

03

--

--

12

9

03.4.2020

08

--

02

--

--

10

10

04.4.2020

04

03

02

--

--

09

11

05.4.2020

--

--

16

--

--

16

12

06.4.2020

03

04

13



20


Total Flights

49

44

51

06

02

152

* Air India and IAF collaborated for Ladakh, Kargil, Dimapur, Imphal, Guwahati,Chennai, Ahmedabad, Patna, Jorhat, Lengpui, Mysuru, Hyderabad, Ranchi, Jammu, Srinagar, Chandigarh and Port Blair.

Hubs feeding to spokes at Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Agartala, Aizwal, Dimapur, Imphal,Jorhat, Lengpui, Mysuru, Coimbatore, Trivandrum, Bhubaneswar, Raipur, Ranchi, Srinagar, Port Blair, Patna, Cochin, Vijaywada, Ahmedabad, Jammu, Kargil, Ladakh, Chandigarh and Goa.

Total Kilometers covered

1,32,029 km

Cargo load carried on 06.04.2020

15.54tonnes

Total cargo load carried till 06.04.2020

184.66 + 15.54 = 200.20tonnes

Private operators
Domestic cargo operators; Blue Dart, Spicejet and Indigo are operating cargo flights on a commercial basis. Spicejet operated 189 cargo flights from 24 March – 6 April 2020 covering a distance of 2,58,210 km and carrying 1530.13 tonnes of cargo. Out of these 53 were international cargo flights. Blue Dart operated 58 domestic cargo flights covering a distance of 5,51,14 km and carrying 862.2 tonnes of cargo from 25 March – 6 April 2020. Indigo has also operated 8 cargo flights on 3 – 4 April 2020 covering a distance of 6103 km and carrying 3.14 tonnes of cargo.

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