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.
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.