Mumbai: As part of India’s evacuation mission, Vande Bharat Mission, the stranded Indians in the UK have landed in Mumbai today. The special evacuation Air India flight landed at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) at around 1.30 am with 326 Indians, Press Trust of India reported.
The arriving passengers with symptoms will be moved to isolation centres while asymptomatic passengers residing in Mumbai will be moved to quarantine facilities like hotels and those from outside of the city will be transported by the state to their respective district headquarters, PTI reported.
On Saturday, 373 more Indians returned to India from foreign countries as eight Vande Bharat flights from Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat, Sharjah, Kuala Lumpur & Dhaka landed in India, informed Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri.
1373 more Indians return to India aboard eight Vande Bharat flights from Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat, Sharjah, Kuala Lumpur & Dhaka today. I welcome them home & thank @airindiain AirIndia Express @MEAIndia @AAI_Official & our missions abroad for making this happen.@PMOIndia @PIB_India pic.twitter.com/NziV1X225A
— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) May 9, 2020
The mission has entered its fourth day and the government had said that ir India will operate 64 flights in the first week from May 7 to May 13 to bring back around 15,000 Indian nationals.