NEW DELHI, April 7 - Named as Lifeline 1, the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation under the UDAN initiative, has been serving the North Eastern States by supplying critical medical kits.
Official sources said that on April 6, Lifeline UDAN flights carried Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) kits, consignments and other essential cargo to the North Eastern areas and also to central and eastern States.
On Sunday, Lifeline 1, Indian Air Force (IAF), catered to the Delhi-Ranchi-Patna route covering Jorhat, Lengpui, Imphal, Dimapur and Guwahati, when it transported ICMR kits for Guwahati (50 kg), including Red Cross ( 800 kg), Meghalaya (672 kg), leftover consignments for Manipur and Nagaland, besides ICMR consignment for Dibrugarh and Mizoram (300 kg), sources said.
Air India and IAF collaborated for delivering consignments to Ladakh, Kargil, Dimapur, Imphal, Guwahati, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Patna, Jorhat, Lengpui, Mysuru, Hyderabad, Ranchi, Jammu, Srinagar, Chandigarh and Port Blair, the sources added.
According to the sources, the Ministry of Civil Aviation is carrying out advance planning through online meetings and virtual warroom.
Under the Lifeline UDAN initiative, 152 cargo flights have been operated till date across the country to transport medical cargo to various parts of India including remote and hilly areas.