New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister on Wednesday mentioned that 30,000 Indians will return from 31 nations on 149 flights between May 16 and 22, the length for the 2nd section of the Vande Bharat Mission.
During the primary section of the Vande Bharat Mission, Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express are scheduled to function a complete 64 flights between May 7 and May 14 to deliver 14,800 Indians from 12 nations on a cost foundation.
Air India and Air India Express are additionally working ahead home flights after few worldwide flights in order that passengers can attain their locations inside the nation amid the coronavirus-triggered lockdown.
“Phase II of Vande Bharat from 16-22 May will also include flights from Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Canada, France, Georgia, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Nigeria, Russia, Tajikistan, Thailand and Ukraine,” Puri tweeted.
The minister mentioned that 8,500 Indians have already returned until Wednesday morning and extra flights are underway as a part of section I of the Vande Bharat Mission.
“In the phase I of Vande Bharat we were to bring back 14,800 Indians on 64 flights…In the 2nd phase the numbers are being doubled. Around 30,000 more Indians will return from 31 countries on 149 flights,” he acknowledged.
Out of the 149 repatriation flights below section II, 31 would come to Kerala, 22 to Delhi, 17 to Karnataka, 16 to Telangana, 14 to Gujarat, 12 to Rajasthan, 9 to Andhra Pradesh and 7 to Punjab.
During section II of the Vande Bharat Mission, six flights every could be for Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, three for Odisha, two for Chandigarh, one every for Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
Apart from aerial evacuation, the Indian Navy has deployed two of its ships to repatriate Indians from abroad. Since March 7, these two ships have repatriated roughly 1,000 Indians from Maldives as a part of the Vande Bharat Mission.
India has been below lockdown since March 25 to curb the unfold of the novel coronavirus, which has contaminated greater than 74,200 individuals and killed round 2,400 individuals within the nation until now.
All scheduled industrial passenger flights have been suspended for the lockdown interval.