Chennai floods: Air India to operate special flight to Arrakonam from Hyderabad

Chennai floods: Air India has come to the rescue of stranded travellers today saying it will operate a special flight to the Arrakonam Naval Air Station to ferry stranded passengers who have been airlifted from Chennai airport.

After being troubled by incessant rain, Chennai floods are tormenting the city’s residents and travellers going to, or  heading away from it. Coming to the rescue of travellers at least is government-owned Air India, which today said it will operate a special flight to the Arrakonam Naval Air Station from Hyderabad to ferry stranded passengers, who have been airlifted from Chennai airport by the IAF helicopters.

The special Air India Flight AI- 564 was expected to take off from Hyderabad for Arrakonam Naval Air Station at around 1530 hours, an Air India spokesperson said. No confirmation is available as yet.

With the Chennai airport closed till December 6 following heavy rains and floods, Air India had successfully landed an Airbus A320 carrying passengers from Hyderabad at the Rajali Naval Air Station at Arakkonam last evening.

Air India said that the special flight will carry 30 of its personnel onboard for logistics, adding the flight would bring back 130 passengers who have been evacuated from the Chennai airport by the IAF personnel.

Earlier in the day, the airline had managed to transport 60 stranded passengers by road to Thiruvananthapuram while 35 passengers were accommodated in an IAF flight from Thambaram airbase

Also see: Indian Railways cancelled trains list:

117651Chennai Egmore-Kacheguda ExpressCancelled o­n 3.12.2015
217643Chennai Egmore-Kakinada Circar ExpressCancelled o­n 3.12.2015
315929Chennai Egmore –Dibrugarh(Weekly) ExpCancelled o­n 3.12.2015
456860Villupuram – Tambaram PassengerCancelled o­n 3.12.2015
566043/66045Madras Beach-Melmaruvathur-Villupuram PassCancelled o­n 3.12.2015
Trains Cancelled from Chennai Central
156001Chennai-Arakkonam-PassengerCancelled o­n 3.12.2015
216053Chennai-Tirupathi ExpressCancelled o­n 3.12.2015
357239Chennai-Gudur/Bitragunta-Chennai PassengerCancelled o­n 3.12.2015
422826Chennai-Shalimar (Weekly) ExpressCancelled o­n 3.12.2015
512603Chennai-Hyderabad ExpressCancelled o­n 3.12.2015
612685Chennai-Mangalore ExpressCancelled o­n 3.12.2015
712759Chennai-Hyderabad Charminar ExpressCancelled o­n 3.12.2015
812615Chennai-Delhi-Sarai Rohilla Grand Trunk ExpCancelled o­n 3.12.2015
922639Chennai –Alappuzha  ExpressCancelled o­n 3.12.2015
1012623Chennai –Thiruvananthapuram MailCancelled o­n 3.12.2015
1116021Chennai-Mysore Kaveri ExpressCancelled o­n 3.12.2015
1222631Chennai- Biknaner (Weekly) AC ExpressCancelled o­n 3.12.2015
1322651Chennai – Palani ExpressCancelled o­n 3.12.2015
1412621Chennai- New Delhi Tamil Nadu ExpressCancelled o­n 3.12.2015
1516203Chennai-Tirupati ExpressCancelled o­n 3.12.2015


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