The Indian government has announced to be operating more than 105 flights to the UAE as a part of VBM (Vande Bharat Mission) from August 1 to 15. As per the plan, there will be 74 flights operating from Dubai and Sharjah, while 31 flights will be operating from Abu Dhabi.
Consul Press, Information and Culture, Neeraj Agarwal told Khaleej Times that “More clarity in this matter will emerge shortly. I can confirm that the existing travel arrangement to bring back passengers who have received approvals stipulated by the UAE government will continue for the time being. Those who want to go back to India need not worry as there are ample flights available from the UAE. The same can be said for passengers wishing to return to the UAE.” Source: Khaleej Times.
On this, one of the top Indian Consular Officials said that there would be a “Statu Quo” on the travel agreement, which lets UAE residents stranded in India fly to the UAE. The 15-day travel agreement was signed on July 12 and was to expire on July 26. Reports say that no official extension of the travel agreement was declared at the time of commencing flights.
On Saturday, Hardeep Singh Puri, Indian Minister of Civil Aviation, said that since May 6, 814,000 passengers have returned to India through Vande Bharat Mission. Further, he tweeted- “It is our earnest effort to reach out to every stranded and distressed Indian and facilitate their evacuation and outbound travel,” Source: Twitter.
Paramasivam Sundaram, an expat in Tamil Nadu, said that there were no such pure health labs to take complete health and hygiene measures. He further stated- “It is our earnest effort to reach out to every stranded and distressed Indian and facilitate their evacuation and outbound travel,” Source: Khaleej Times.
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