Bollywood Celebs: Kind Gestures

Indians stranded in Abu Dhabi airport, Richa Chadda offered help

Richa Chadda, who has travelling to Los Angeles (for her forthcoming film) found herself in the midst of a chaos in Abu Dhabi, when a sudden storm struck UAE which led to massive delay in flights. Richa was stuck in Abu Dhabi for almost 18 hours.

However, what bothered here more was that the airline was unsympathetic towards the passengers, which included several women with infants and children, senior citizens and injured passengers. They were not given any sort of help by the airlines until it was highlighted several times. Only a couple of hours later did the airlines official take some steps to give basic food and water.

Richa took to Twitter to tweet to the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to bring the condition to her notice. She posted a series of tweets saying, “Guys plz RT the next series of tweets to help out a bunch of fellow Indians stuck in transit at Abu Dhabi Airport, terminal 1. Many Indians stranded here at Abu Dhabi airport since morning due to a storm. No luggage,no accommodation,no visa to get out @SushmaSwaraj. There’s senior citizens,women with infants.@EtihadAirways handing out meal vouchers n tiny snack packs. BUT nowhere to go! @SushmaSwaraj.”


“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 traveling with infants,” said Richa.