One of India’s leading courier companies — Blue Dart — has joined in on the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on to know how the company is playing an important role in curbing the virus and why #TnLSalutes the initiative. By Amitha Ameen

 

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Blue Dart recently operated its Boeing 757-200 freighter cross border on the Kolkata – Guangzhou, China – Guwahati – Kolkata route to bring critical protective equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 related medical supplies.

With a carrying capacity of 34 tons, these Blue Dart freighters are flying on international routes to ensure continuity of the essential supply chain in India. Earlier this month, Blue Dart freighters flew on Kolkata – Dhaka – Kolkata route frequently and are scheduled to fly on Delhi – Guangzhou, China – Delhi and Kolkata – Guangzhou, China – Kolkata routes through the month of April 2020.

Additionally, Blue Dart has been flying its six Boeing 757- 200 freighters across major metropolitan cities within India as well to ensure uninterrupted supply chain continuity of essential shipments like – medical equipment (ventilators & PPE), testing kits, reagents, enzymes, respirators, surgical masks and gloves among other medical and pharmaceutical supplies.

 

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“There are several components and ingredients that are coming from different places, whether it’s a drug, medical equipment or PPE. To ensure continuity of the global supply chain and help our nation and companies to adapt their operations during this critical health crisis, Blue Dart is flying Boeing 757-200 freighters round-the-clock to carry medical and other vital supplies in these difficult times and is firmly committed and honoured to be a part of the Government’s ‘Lifeline Udan’ initiative,” said CMO & Head Ketan Kulkarni.

Blue Dart is working closely with the Government of India, to ensure door-to-door delivery carrying inter-state and international supplies of essential goods through its strong air and ground express network. “Since the lockdown began, we have operated numerous cargo flights transporting more than thousands of tons of medical supplies, medicines, medical devices and other essential items for various state governments, medical and pharma companies,” he added.

The company is determined to help the nation in fighting this war and is helping out by bringing critical shipments and tons of cargo across India during this challenging period.

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