Richa Chadha comes to the rescue of stranded passengers at Abu Dhabi airport
Richa Chadha helped passengers at the Abu Dhabi airport who were stranded without basic resources due to a sudden storm.Updated: Apr 07, 2017 14:25 IST
Richa Chadha recently found herself in midst of chaos in Abu Dhabi when a sudden storm struck across UAE leading to massive delay in flights. Richa who was on her way to LA to discuss the work on her next international project was stuck in Abu Dhabi for almost 18 hours.
The airline she flew by had several women with infants and children, senior citizens and three injured passengers who weren’t given instant help by the airlines until it was highlighted several times. Only a couple of hours later did the airlines official took steps to give food and water.
Most passengers, due to the unforeseen delay, didn’t have enough local currency to buy food or water while some exhausted their money in the first few hours. In a situation where the airline is supposed to give accommodation, the same wasn’t provided to anyone barring a few who had the resources to check into the transit hotel at the airport.
Many Indians stranded here at Abu Dhabi airport since morning due to a storm.No luggage,no accommodation,no visa to get out @SushmaSwaraj— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) March 25, 2017
Everyone being told to come back every 3-4 hrs to check if they got Visas+accommodation.People hungry and delirious. Plz help @SushmaSwaraj— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) March 25, 2017
Thank you for the prompt revert!Plz expedite visa process of stranded so they can get accommodation. I checked into Aerotel cuz I could. https://t.co/BKJjRN3AN7— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) March 25, 2017
Richa came to her fellow passengers’ rescue through social media by reaching out to airline authorities and even helped the passengers by giving them basic aid.
Speaking about the experience, Richa said, “ It was a nightmare. I did my best to help out wherever i could. I bought bottles of water for people that didn’t have local currency on my credit card. I wish it was handled better. I felt terrible for senior citizens, people with injuries and mothers travelling with infants. “
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First Published: Mar 28, 2017 16:27 IST