STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

More than 50,000 Indians already evacuated through Vande Bharat Mission: Civil Aviation Minister

'As we move towards critical mass of 50-60 per cent operation of domestic flights, our ability to resume international operations will also improve,' said Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.

Published: 01st June 2020 05:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st June 2020 05:04 PM   |  A+A-

Vande Bharat Mission

The crew of Air India Express aircraft IX452, the first flight of Vande Bharat Mission that brought back 181 passengers from Abu Dhabi to Kochi. (PHOTO | AIR INDIA EXPRESS)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday informed that the Vande Bharat Mission has already evacuated more than 50,000 stranded and distressed Indian citizens.

On Twitter, Puri said, "The MHA guidelines for lockdown 5.0 announced on May 30 will facilitate the gradual & calibrated reopening of aviation sector. As we move towards critical mass of 50-60 per cent operation of domestic flights, our ability to resume international operations will also improve."

"Despite COVID19 and the lockdown, our efforts to serve the nation didn't cease but just took a different form. The Vande Bharat Mission has already evacuated more than 50,000 stranded & distressed Indian citizens. We are now preparing to significantly increase these flights," tweeted the Civil Aviation Minister.

"We have taken several reform measures under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan for the aviation sector such as opening airspaces for airlines and opening other airports for private sector participation. We will continue to proactively engage and support our aviation sector," he said in another tweet. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp