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SpiceJet to provide shelter and amenities to the homeless in Delhi’s severe cold

GURUGRAM, December 23, 2019 - With temperatures dipping in the National Capital, and the worst affected – the homeless, turning towards night shelters to survive the chilly winter, SpiceJet took up a special initiative to accommodate few of these people, providing them with shelter and basic amenities.

Joining hands with the Government of Delhi, the airline today installed the porta cabin shelter in the National Capital at the government supported DUSIB Rain Basera, which was inaugurated by Shri Satyendra Kumar Jain, Hon’ble Minister of Health, Government of Delhi.

With a capacity of 20 beds, this shelter has a separate bedding for each individual. The airline also donated 200 blankets, 20 heat convectors and 200 woollen caps along with medicines. At the inauguration, SpiceJet also provided lunch to around 600 shelter people at the DUSIB Rain Basera.

Mr. Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet said, “As we sleep in the warmth of our homes this winter, it is our duty to think about the plight of the homeless who are forced to sleep in the open in the biting cold. The Delhi government has taken a number of steps to aid the homeless and I am grateful to them for giving SpiceJet this opportunity to contribute and help our lesser privileged brethren this winter through this night shelter.”

SpiceJet has been actively involved in the initiatives to bring about a positive change in the society and improving the quality of life of individuals. To name a few, the airline adopted the remote village of BARUAHCHUCK in Assam in 2017 to provide sustainable energy access through solar microgrid to the people living there in an attempt to improve their quality of life. In 2016, SpiceJet had also adopted 11 villages in the drought-hit Latur to provide help and relief to the people with the supply of approximately 71,500 liters of water per day. On Children’s day in November 2019, the airline yet again spread its wings for Sapnon ki Udaan initiative, taking cancer patients on a ‘joy-flight’ which included 60 children and 58 adults.