Migrants arrive by flights
Varanasi: Migrant workers arrived here at Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport by special charter flights from Mumbai on Wednesday. The passengers said that the air fare was arranged by the Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan through a trust.
According to airport spokesperson, two special charter flights arrived at Varanasi airport from Mumbai with 348 passengers. Special arrangements were made to handle passengers. All the passengers were brought into terminal building through aerobridge. Special counters were placed for screening of passengers and they all were moved out separately through international arrival.
These arrangements were made keeping in view of special distancing to be maintained. Special space was created so that all the norms are maintained as per GOI norms. More numbers of medical staff were deployed for smooth functioning.
Shahnawaz Khan, native of Rae Bareli who operates auto rickshaw in Mumbai, said that the chartered flight was arranged for migrant workers by Amitabh Bachchan through Pir Makhdum Saheb Charitable Trust. “We are extremely thankful to the great actor,” he said.