Raipur: As many as 180 migrant workers stranded in Bengaluru were flown to Raipur, Chhattisgarh on a chartered aircraft arranged by the alumni network of a Bengaluru-based National Law School(NLS) on Thursday, June 4.
The flight was sponsored by Ajay Bahl, the managing partner of a leading law firm, whereas the NLS Alumni team liaised with the Chhattisgarh government to ensure that the workers could reach their homes from Raipur.
According to the source, special aircraft number 9405 departed from Bengaluru at 8 am and reached Swami Vivekananda Airport at 9:50 am.
After thorough medical examination of all the workers, they will be send to various Quarantine centers before departing them to their home.
It is being reported that on June 5, 174 stranded workers will also return home to Raipur in a similar way.
This whole mission is an initiative of of Nalasar Hyderabad, National Law University Bengaluru, Samarth Charitable Trust of Chhattisgarh and We The People Institute.
This is not the first time, Earlier too the former students of the National Law School of India under their initiative ”Mission Aahan Vaahan”, with contributions from within the alumni network as well as sponsorship from generous donors, ferried more than 500 stranded workers by chartered flights to Jharkhand and Odisha from Mumbai.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel expressed his gratitude towards the alumni for this noble cause and also informed about the arrangements made by Chhattisgarh government to further assist these migrant workers. “A great initiative by alumni of Bangalore and Hyderabad Law University, 100 and 174 laborers will reach Raipur by special aircraft.We are grateful for this cooperation and We are making arrangements to take everyone to the Quarantine Center in their home districts.”