Vande Bharat Mission Phase 2: 30,000 Indians To Be Evacuated From 31 Countries

New Delhi: The Union government announced on Wednesday that 30,000 Indians will be flown back from 31 countries in the second phase of Vande Bharat Mission. A total of 149 flights will be operated between May 16 and 22 to evacuate Indians stranded in different countries.

Of the 149 flights, three will fly to Odisha.

Also read: Three Flights To Odisha Included In 2nd Phase Vande Bharat Mission

In the first phase of the Vande Bharat mission, which started on May 7 and will continue till Thursday (May 14), 64 flights are being operated by Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express to bring 14,800 Indians from 12 countries on a payment basis.

India suspended all domestic and international passenger flights from March 24 during the lockdown period to check the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, which has killed 2415 people so far across the country.

 

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