The Assam government has entered into an agreement with FlyBig to evacuate flood victims.
Guwahati: The Assam government on Wednesday signed an agreement with the regional carrier Fly Big Airlines to carry stranded passengers in the Barak Valley, which was cut off from the rest of the state due to floods and landslides. Yes, Chief Minister Hemanta Biswa Sarma said.
After presiding over the state cabinet meeting, Sarma told a press conference that an MoU has been signed with the airline to operate special flights between Silchar and Guwahati at a fixed rate of Rs 3,000 per ticket.”They will operate these flights for the next 10 days and we hope that 70-100 stranded passengers a day will benefit from this service. The additional cost will be borne by the government as a subsidy to the airline.”
Due to inclement weather in many parts of the North East, the price of a flight ticket between Silchar and Guwahati has gone up to Rs 30,000.
Regarding the resumption of connectivity with South Assam, he said it would take about 45 days for the rail link to be restored, while the road link would be restored in the next two to three days.
“Today, we blew up 4 metric tons of food in Dima Hasao. We plan to air-drop 12 MT of food and beverages in the district tomorrow.” On the way, “said Sarma.
He also said that the families of the deceased would be compensated Rs. 4 lakh as per the government policy.