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AAI to take up relief initiative for state

Airports Authority of India (AAI) has decided to undertake rehabilitation of communities in couple of villages which are worst affected by the massive floods in Uttarakhand.

The government body recognizes that after the ongoing rescue operations, a similar challenge will arise towards rebuilding and rehabilitation for the affected communities. Therefore, they intend to play a considerable role in rehabilitation of the worst affected communities before the onset of winter, which will assist thousands of people in the flood affected areas to rebuild their shelter and livelihood. The rehabilitation efforts of AAI will be undertaken in coordination with the state and the local government authorities.

For immediate relief from the natural calamity, AAI employees have contributed one day’s salary (Approx. 3.20 crores).

They’ve set up relief camp-cum-help desk and round-the-clock operations at Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun. A cheque for an amount of about Rs. 3.20 crores is being sent towards contribution to the Prime Minister Relief Fund in aid of the relief operations to help the devastated towns and villages of the flood affected State.

In an initiative to express solidarity with the flood-ravaged state, Airports Authority of India extends round-the-clock operations facility at Jolly Grant Airport in coordination between AAI, State Government of Uttarakhand and the Indian Air Force to enable seamless flow of choppers, aircraft and ground operations for the relief operations in the natural calamity hit State.

AAI mobilized all of its infrastructure to extend the help for efficient and smooth operations at this small airport having limited resources.
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