Indigo to ferry HUMs for free

First coffin arrives in Imphal on Thursday


Newmai News Network
Dimapur | January 11


Two days after Indigo Airline has decided to offer free transport of coffins and “Human Remains (HUM) of poor North East people” from Delhi to the North Eastern States, the airline will carry its first coffin of a youth from Manipur on Thursday.


Inspector General of Police (IGP) Robin Hibu, Nodal Officer for NE people in Delhi informed Newmai News Network this evening that a coffin containing the mortal remains of one youth from Ukhrul district will be transported to Imphal from New Delhi by Indigo Airline without any charge on Thursday.


“I’m touched by the response of the Indigo Airline officials for such humanitarian service,” said Hibu. The IPS officer also said that many Northeast people who died in Delhi have been buried in the city in ‘unmarked graveyards’ due to high cost of airfare. “I have no words to thank on behalf of the North East people to Indigo Airline led by Aditya Ghose,” Robin Hibu expressed.


Meanwhile, in his letter to IGP Hibu, Indigo Airline chief Aditya Ghose wrote, “We would transport the Human Remains (HUM) free of cost on your authorization,” while adding, “I personally believe that it is our honour to co-partner with Delhi police to take the underprivileged citizens of North Eastern States back on their final journey.”