Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri, India’s Union Minister for Civil Aviation informed on Saturday that more than 3.9 million people were facilitated international travel ever since the Vande Bharat Mission was launched.
On Twitter, Puri shared data that showed that on December 18 (Friday) itself 8,546 Indians returned from various locations such as Sharjah, Dubai, London, Toronto, San Francisco, among others:
He tweeted, “International travel of more than 3.9 million people facilitated ever since we launched the Vande Bharat Mission on 6 May 2020. Now in Phase-7, the mission with 23 active air bubbles has transformed into the largest repatriation mission of its kind.”
Earlier, Anurag Srivastava, the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) informed that Phase 8 of Vande Bharat Mission has been extended till December 31.
The Vande Bharat Mission started in early May to evacuate Indians stranded abroad due to covid-19 induced travel restrictions.
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