Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Last batch of 185 Indian pilgrims in Jeddah leave for Mumbai

The last batch of 185 Indian pilgrims in Jeddah left for Mumbai today by a special Indigo aircraft. Consulate General of India, CGI Jeddah said that with the departure of these pilgrims from Jeddah, the final phase of evacuation of 3035 Indian Umrah pilgrims culminated today.

Speaking exclusively to AIR News, Consul General in Jeddah Noor Rehman Sheikh said, the Consulate officials worked closely with Saudi authorities to get the requisite approvals for the special flights. It has been a great experience to arrange the movement of all these 3035 Indian Umrah pilgrims back to India.

A day earlier 222 and 189 Indian pilgrims departed by Indigo and Spicejet special flights, following suspension of international flights by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the wake of the spread of COVID-19.
18/03/20 All India Radio
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