There are a lot of kind-hearted people in India who are helping the poor in their own unique way. This one, though, clearly stood out.
A retired engineer, Bahadur Chand Gupta from Haryana, bought a decommissioned Airbus 300 in 2003 for ₹ 600,000. Poor in India, who can’t afford to sit in a plane get to board the flight. Although, the plane never leaves the ground.
The plane is parked on the outskirts of New Delhi, on the perimeter of International airport.
A lot of underprivileged kids and citizens who never had a chance to even look at a plane visit it quite often. They are given tickets before boarding the airbus and are later served sweets by air attendants.
All the passengers are treated to free lunch. They are also made to follow the steps of an emergency evacuation
Bahadur Chand Gupta, who formerly worked with Indian Airlines, also demonstrates how to control an aircraft.
This noble initiative has successfully given a good air travel experience to a lot of underprivileged people.
“When I was working, people from my village used to ask me about the aircraft. Many of my friends in my villages used to ask if I could take them inside an airport so that they can see the aircraft from close quarters as they could not afford to travel in an Airbus. I took my friend inside the airport somehow, but the authorities caught me. Then I decided to sell my land so that I can buy an Airbus,” Mr. Gupta said.
We wish him all the best and hope he continues to put smiles on people’s faces.
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