Airline bails out migrants who sold off goats for tickets | India News


MUMBAI: Three migrants who lost over Rs 30,000 in savings and cash from sale of goats as their Mumbai-Kolkata flight was cancelled on Monday will finally get to fly home.
TOI reported on their plight in Tuesday’s edition. It garnered over 3,000 retweets and likes, which had IndiGo respond that it “shall be accommodating them on the next available flight or providing them with a full refund’’. The airline later said they have been booked on a June 1 flight .
The three, who work at construction sites in Mumbai, have been stranded since the lockdown with no income. They made attempts to book train tickets but failed. Sona Mullah (46), one of the labourers, said he earns Rs 15,000 a month and sends home Rs 10,000. To add to the family income, his wife back home in Murshidabad keeps goats. “Last week, we sold all the three for Rs 9,600 so that I could pay Rs 10,200 for my air ticket,’’ he said.



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