In the wake of the devastating floods in Bihar causing severe casualties, Indian flagship carrier Air India has waived off all the charges pertaining to modification in ticket bookings of all the international and domestic flights to and from the state's capital Patna till 3rd of October.
#FlyAI: Due to inclement weather at Patna resulting in inconvenience to passengers #Airindia has waived off all applicable penalties of re-issuance, date change, no-show,cancellation and refund charges for travel from/to Patna for both Dom & Int flights for travel upto 3rdOct,19— Air India (@airindiain) October 1, 2019
Bihar has witnessed severe rainfall in the last few days causing floods across the states and death toll reportedly mounting over 60 lives. Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the severity of the situation with the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Yadav on September 30 and has assured that the centre will stand with the state to provide all possible assistance.
Spoke to Bihar CM @NitishKumar Ji regarding the flood situation in parts of the state. Agencies are working with local administration to assist the affected. Centre stands ready to provide all possible further assistance that may be required.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 30, 2019
Indian Air Force helicopters have been deployed to drop relief material in flood-affected areas, while 22 NDRF teams are working on the ground to rescue people with reports saying more than 6000 people have been rescued from the flood-affected areas of Patna. The Indian Meteorological Department has said that rainfall received so far is 10 per cent more than the normal occurrence and has issued a red alert. India has recorded its highest rainfall this Monsoon since 1994, with death toll amounting to 148 across the country. Notably, the highest number of deaths, which stands at 111 were reported in Uttar Pradesh.