KTC India played a crucial role in the movement of around 50,000 stranded foreign nationals across India to the respective international airports to return home.
KTC India was appointed by many embassies and high commissions, including the United states, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Brazil, South Korea, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Sri Lanka and Kazakhstan, as the sole transport provider for transferring about 50,000 stranded foreign nationals across India to their respective international airports for taking their return flights home. A statement by KTC India reads, “Drivers were also provided with masks, gloves and hand sanitisers. KTC took relevant government approvals for travel and ensured that every passenger reached airport in time to board their flight.”
In order to accomplish this mission, all KTC offices across India worked 24×7 to ensure smooth travel of passengers. “We faced a lot of challenges at inter-state borders despite all permissions. Vehicles were stopped by the police as there was lack of clarity of protocol. KTC team got all hurdles removed by connecting to the concerned authorities. KTC would like to thank all government officials for helping us for the safe passage of tourists across states even during odd hours,” revealed the statement.
KTC offices picked up passengers from villages, towns and cities across states. Transporting excess baggage was an issue, but the KTC team handled it very well and ensured all passengers connected to their flights with baggage. “KTC is happy to be able to perform the responsibilities given to us during the tough times of lockdown, serving stranded passengers and helping them to return home safely. In line with our efforts to have no exposure to COVID-19, all our vehicles are cleaned and disinfected before and after every assignment,” concluded the statement. KTC has also received an appreciation letter from the British High Commission for their services at this time.