Last Updated on Nov 15th, 2023 by Renu Dahiya, Leave a Comment
The Internet is a repository of amazing stories, and recently a very sweet real story has popped up on the internet which depicts kindness and humanity. A man named Amitabh Shah, Chief Inspiration Officer who hails from Gujarat, posted a story on his Linkedin account about how he helped an elderly couple during the boarding process and bought them food on their first flight. Let’s know more about the story below.
See the LinkedIn post of Amitabh Shah here –
After posting this story on Linkedin, Amitabh received mixed reactions from the public. While some called it a publicity stunt, users also appreciated the man’s efforts and offered praises to him.
See some of the reactions of the public below –
With the help of the UDAN Scheme, the elderly couple was able to travel from Delhi to Kanpur via air. The Government of India initiated a UDAN scheme, a Regional Airport Development Program, and part of the Regional Connectivity Scheme, in 2017 which let lower middle-class people travel domestically by air. The tagline of this UDAN scheme is ‘Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik’ which means ‘’Let the common citizens of the country fly’.
India is the world’s third-largest market in the Aviation sector. The main objective of the UDAN scheme is to connect small and medium cities with big cities through air service. Under the scheme, the airfare for a one-hour journey by a ‘foxed wing aircraft’ or half an hour’s journey by a helicopter for about 500 km, has been fixed at Rs. 2,500/-.
Currently, traveling via taxi in the country costs an average of Rs. 10 per kilometer. But in the UDAN scheme, the fare for 500 km air travel has been fixed at Rs. 2,500 only. That is, about Rs. 5 per km, which is less than the taxi travel cost. It means, through this scheme, the Government of India helps common people to save their time and money.
This story warmed the cockles of the internet’s heart. And, it has truly inspired us all and depicted a clear message that we should always be kind at every opportunity we get. With the same motive, we, at MyTicketsToIndia, have initiated IndianVibes, a platform curated for Indian Americans to keep them connected with their native land and its most recent updates and happenings.
That’s why when you find a senior citizen or a regional-speaking citizen being uncomfortable on a flight to India from USA, do accompany them and help them.
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