Sunday, May 31, 2020

Air India flight brings back 137 Odias stranded in Chicago

Bhubaneswar: An Air India flight carrying 137 stranded Odias from Chicago arrived here at Biju Patnaik International Airport on Saturday morning.
The special flight came via Delhi, where passengers were shifted to another aircraft and brought here. Airport officials said the flight landed here at 4.30am and the air traffic control was intimated about the schedule.
An airport officer said the crew of six members flew back to Delhi with the empty aircraft after the passengers de-boarded.

The state government coordinated with the airport personnel on following the protocol of mandatory health screening and ensuring home and institutional quarantine as per the norms.

The government had said people from the rural areas will be sent to the quarantine centres, while those from the urban areas will have to follow home-isolation norms.

Sources in the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) said those who stay under the BMC jurisdiction would remain under home quarantine. A BMC official said the respective district administrations took their passengers on separate buses.
Nearly 500 Odias, who were stranded in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and Chicago, have been brought back here on special flights.
31/05/20 Times of India
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