Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Infosys flies back 200 employees, family members in chartered flight stranded in US due to coronavirus crisis

New Delhi: In a helping move, IT giant Infosys arranged a chartered flight to flew back its employees and their families to India who were stranded in the United States due to coronavirus pandemic and some visa issues.
Around 200 people, including Infosys employees and their families, have been flown back to Bengaluru on Monday morning. The company said that the employees will now be working from Bengaluru or other location in India.
"Some of the Infosys employees were stranded in the US because of their visa expiration. All international flights were suspended because of the pandemic," Infosys executive Sanjeev Bode wrote in a LinkedIn post.
"The company booked the first-ever chartered flight exclusively for 200+ employees and families from the US to India. At the time of writing the flight had landed safely in Bangalore, bringing an end to weeks of dilemma related to the uncertain situation," he said on LinkedIn.
"Infosys: compassionate capitalism at work!" Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani wrote on Twitter, re-tweeting an Infosys employee's post which shared pictures of families who returned.
India, in its revised guidelines, under the Unlock 2.0 phase, had extended the ban on international flights till July 31. However, the Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) exempted the cargo and flights approved by the government from the ban.
Several private and public airlines, including state-run Air India, have been operating international repatriation flights under the Vande Bharat Mission, which started on May 6 and had completed three phases till now.
07/07/20 Jagran
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