Saturday, June 06, 2020

Two flights to bring back stranded Bhopalis

Bhopal: Preparations are in full swing to bring back state’s stranded citizens from abroad under the phase III of India’s largest repatriation operation — Vande Bharat mission.
Under this mission, two international flights will reach Bhopal airport later this month. First flight from Kyrgyzstan will land at Raja Bhoj airport on June 21, while the other flight from Ukraine will reach the airport on June 30. These will be the first flights from overseas reaching Bhopal under the Vande Bharat mission. According to sources, most of the passengers will be medical and engineering students studying in both these countries.
As per the information, 149 passengers from Kyrgyzstan will reach the state capital via Air India flight. Tentative time for this flight is 6.25pm. Another flight from Ukraine carrying 149 passengers will reach the airport around 7pm. Both flights will reach Bhopal from Delhi. Anil Vikram, director airport, said, “AI flights are scheduled to land on June 22 and June 30 at Bhopal airport. Also, flight operations at Raja Bhoj airport are getting normal since the movement started on May 25.”
06/06/20 Ramendra Singh/Times of India
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