Mumbai airport to handle 2,74,400 doses of Covishield vaccine to 22 cities

Jan 13 2021 06:01 PM
Mumbai airport to handle 2,74,400 doses of Covishield vaccine to 22 cities

The Mumbai airport on Wednesday said it is smoothly delivering about 2,72,400 doses of the Covishield vaccine to 22 domestic destinations on the first of commencement of flights carrying COVID-19 vaccines from the city.

Earlier in the day, the country's second busiest airport commenced the transportation of the vaccines with low-cost carrier GoAir's first flight to Goa.  This came a day after a massive pan-India inoculation drive against COVID-19 was set in process with more than 56 lakh doses of the Covishield vaccine leaving Pune for 13 cities across the country. The vaccinations are scheduled to begin on January 16.

As part of the momentous mission, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport will facilitate the distribution of a total of 227 boxes containing about 2,72,400 doses of the vaccine, the private airport operator said in a statement on Wednesday.

These shipments are being carried out by SpiceJet, IndiGo, GoAir and Vistara. These will be delivered to Goa, Bagdogra, Rajkot, Ranchi, Imphal, Agartala, Cochin, Bhopal, Kanpur, Jammu, Srinagar, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Gorakhpur, Raipur, Dehradun, Varanasi, Indore, Trivandrum and Jabalpur, it said.

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