Vande Bharat mission: phase 2 may begin from May 15; Indians to be repatriated from Russia, Germany

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After completing the first phase of Vande Bharat mission which started on May 7, the Indian government is expected to bring back stranded Indian nationals from other countries like Russia, Germany, Thailand, France, Spain, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in phase 2.

At present, the Centre has decided to operate 64 Air India flights from May 7 to May 13 to bring back around 15,000 stranded Indians from 12 countries such as the United States of America, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Kuwait, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Also Read: Process for Return of Indian Nationals Stranded Abroad

According to official sources, a total of 67,833 people have been found eligible to be brought back home under the ‘Vande Bharat Mission’. According to the sources, of the total 67,833 people, who have been found to fit into the government’s criteria of having “compelling reasons” to be brought back, include 22,470 students, 15,815 migrant workers, 9,250 people facing expiry of visas and 5,531 seeking evacuation on the ground of medical emergency.

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Here’s the state-wise break-up of repatriation requests, Kerala (25,246), Tamil Nadu (6,617), Maharashtra (4,341), Uttar Pradesh (3,715), Rajasthan (3,320), Telangana (2,796), Karnataka (2,786), Andhra Pradesh (2,445), Gujarat (2,330) and Delhi (2,232).

The passengers boarding the repatriation flights are being charged. For London-Delhi flight, a passenger will have to pay Rs 50,000 and on a Dhaka-Delhi flight the travel fare has been fixed at Rs 12,000.

After completing the first phase of Vande Bharat mission which started on May 7, the Indian government is expected to bring back stranded Indian nationals home amid the novel coronavirus-induced lockdown from other countries like Russia, Germany, Thailand, France, Spain, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

At present, the Centre has decided to operate 64 Air India flights from May 7 to May 13 to bring back around 15,000 stranded Indians from 12 countries such as the United States of America, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Kuwait, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

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According to official sources, a total of 67,833 people have been found eligible to be brought back home under the ‘Vande Bharat Mission’. According to the sources, of the total 67,833 people, who have been found to fit into the government’s criteria of having “compelling reasons” to be brought back, include 22,470 students, 15,815 migrant workers, 9,250 people facing expiry of visas and 5,531 seeking evacuation on the ground of medical emergency.

Here’s the state-wise break-up of repatriation requests, Kerala (25,246), Tamil Nadu (6,617), Maharashtra (4,341), Uttar Pradesh (3,715), Rajasthan (3,320), Telangana (2,796), Karnataka (2,786), Andhra Pradesh (2,445), Gujarat (2,330) and Delhi (2,232).

The passengers boarding the repatriation flights are being charged. For London-Delhi flight, a passenger will have to pay Rs 50,000 and on a Dhaka-Delhi flight the travel fare has been fixed at Rs 12,000.

(Source: Times Now)

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One comment

  1. We r waiting to go back to India Hyderabad but fro last 16 days there r two flights only fro UAE telangana this is what Vanda Bharat mission mir than 5000 people want to return from UAE to Hyderabad but no one is caring for us not even prime minister, chief minister and UAE ambassador Mr pavan Kapoor

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