STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Air India flights bring home 314 expats to Visakhapatnam

According to Vizag airport director M Raja Kishore, the passengers, soon after their arrival, underwent a series of examinations.

Published: 20th May 2020 07:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th May 2020 07:31 AM   |  A+A-

Meanwhile, 166 Non-Resident Telugus were brought to the city from Manila.

Meanwhile, 166 Non-Resident Telugus were brought to the city from Manila.

By Express News Service

VISAKHAPATNAM: Two Air India flights under Vande Bharat Mission Phase-II arrived at Visakhapatnam airport on Tuesday and they brought back 314 Indians stranded in Abu Dhabi and Manila. While the flight from Abu Dhabi landed at 8.45 pm, the other one was delayed by more than an hour and reached the airport after 10 pm. 

According to Vizag airport director M Raja Kishore, the passengers, soon after their arrival, underwent a series of examinations. As 25 of the 148 passengers in the Abu Dhabi flight are from Hyderabad, the flight left for the city later. Meanwhile, 166 Non-Resident Telugus were brought to the city from Manila. Of them, eight are from Vizag and the remaining are from other districts of the state. Special buses were arranged for the passengers and an ambulance was also kept ready. A day before, the airport authorities had conducted a trial run. 

CISF personnel were deployed to check credentials of the passengers at the entry gate of the terminal building, and their identity was verified through cameras. “The airport has been made ‘touch-free’ with the technology available. The passenger will have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine. They are also given the option of paid quarantine,” he said. Meanwhile, two more flights from Doha and Kuala Lumpur are scheduled to arrive on May 20 and 22, respectively. In both the flights, around 300 passengers are expected to be brought home. 



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.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp