Air India will function 64 flights from Could 7 to Could 13 to convey again round 15,000 Indian nationals stranded overseas amid the Covid-19-induced lockdown, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri stated on Tuesday.
Hardeep Singh Puri, whereas addressing a digital press convention, stated personal Indian airways might be a part of the repatriation effort after Could 13.
These availing the repatriation flights will likely be charged, Hardeep Singh Puri stated.
A passenger on a London-Delhi flight will likely be charged Rs 50,000 and on a Dhaka-Delhi flight Rs 12,000, Hardeep Singh Puri stated.
On arrival from overseas, all passengers will likely be screened and put below quarantine for a interval of 14 days as a Covid-19 precautionary measure, Puri stated.
These 64 flights could be carried out by Air India and its subsidiary Air India Categorical to repatriate Indians from 12 international locations such because the UAE, the UK, the US, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman.
India will conduct 10 flights to the UAE, seven flights every to the US and the UK, 5 flights to Saudi Arabia, 5 flights to Singapore and two flights to Qatar to repatriate Indian nationals between Could 7 and Could 13, the minister stated.
Throughout this time interval, India can even conduct seven flights every to Malaysia and Bangladesh, 5 flights every to Kuwait and Philippines, two flights every to Oman and Bahrain, Puri stated.
India has been below lockdown since March 25 to curb the unfold of the novel coronavirus. All business passenger flights have been suspended for this era.
The primary and second section of lockdown in India was from March 25 to April 14 and April 15 to Could 3, respectively. The third section started from Could four and would finish on Could 17.
Each time the federal government resumes business passenger flights, it might be performed in a graded method, Puri stated.
The novel coronavirus has contaminated greater than 46,400 individuals and killed round 1,560 individuals in India until now.
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