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Monday, Sep 16, 2019

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.

bollywood Updated: Apr 07, 2017 14:25 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Richa Chadha helped people in need at an airport.
Richa Chadha helped people in need at an airport.

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.

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