Elderly Maharashtra tourists stranded in Leh after flights cancellation | Aviation Minister Scindia steps in to help

IndiGo swung into action and the airline took to Twitter to inform that 12 of the 22 people who had booked an IndiGo flight had boarded the flight and were en route to Pune.
“Senior citizens who were stuck in Leh returned home safely. Thank you J M Scindia ji for your quick response and action. Also thank you IndiGo,” a senior minister said.
“Senior citizens who were stuck in Leh returned home safely. Thank you J M Scindia ji for your quick response and action. Also thank you IndiGo,” a senior minister said.Screengrab [Twitter/ @@IndiGo6E]

New Delhi: A group of elderly tourists left stranded after their flights got cancelled due to bad weather conditions in Leh reached home safe after the aviation minister stepped in to help.

Unable to find an appropriate solution, the tourists in a video requested some arrangements as they got stuck in Leh due to bad weather on Friday.

Some of the tourists said that a few among them had health complications.

They said that all flights till August 3 had been completely booked and they could not afford to stay in Leh for another week.

At this, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia stepped in and got in touch with IndiGo and GoFirst, the airlines that had cancelled the flights from Leh to Mumbai and Pune due to unfavourable flying conditions.

“Flights have been cancelled due to unfavourable weather. However, we are working to get them back safely as soon as possible,” Scindia tweeted.

IndiGo swung into action and the airline took to Twitter to inform that 12 of the 22 people who had booked an IndiGo flight had boarded the flight and were en route to Pune.

“We regret the inconvenience caused to our passengers. The flights from Leh had to be cancelled on Sunday due to unfavourable flying conditions. Twelve of these IndiGo passengers have boarded the flight and are en route to Pune,” the airline said in a tweet.

A senior government official who had earlier raised the matter on Twitter thanked the minister for help.

“Senior citizens who were stuck in Leh returned home safely. Thank you J M Scindia ji for your quick response and action. Also thank you IndiGo,” he said.

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