Agartala, Mar 28 (PTI) A cargo aircraft loaded with
essential commodities landed at the Maharaja Bir Bikram
Airport here on Saturday, the first since the 21-day lockdown
was imposed to contain the spread of novel coronavirus,
The cargo flight operated by Air India landed at 1.40
pm carrying essential items weighing 457 kg from Kolkata, an
airport official said.
A helicopter landed at the airport on Friday carrying
33,000 Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), 7,000 N 95 masks,
hand sanitisers and other medical items from Kolkata, he said.
Meanwhile, state Health Secretary Debasish Basu said
no COVID-19 case has been detected in the state so far, adding
there is no dearth of medical equipment.
On the other hand, Airports Authority of India
Regional Director for Northeast, Sanjeev Jindal said the AAI
has started a cargo flight to the region.
“We have decided along with the help of Centre to
operate a cargo flight in the North-eastern region. The
Ministry of Aviation has accepted our request and a flight of
Air India has started operating from today itself. The flight
will not only carry the medical emergency but also other
essential commodities,” he said in a video message. PTI JOY
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