Thursday, August 13, 2020

167 passengers leave for Delhi under Vande Bharat Mission flight from Dhaka

Continuing with the Vande Bharat Mission to evacuate stranded citizens from abroad, an Air India flight left the Hazrat Shahjalal Airport at Dhaka for Delhi with 167 Indian nationals on Thursday. This was the seventh evacuation flight from Dhaka to Delhi.

The first evacuation flight under the Vande Bharat Mission for the people stranded in Bangladesh due to Coronavirus pandemic had taken off from Dhaka for Srinagar on 8th May. Since then, close to 2800 people have been evacuated from Dhaka aboard Air India flights for various destinations in India.

Till Thursday, 7 flights have left for Delhi, 4 flights for Srinagar, 3 for Kolkata, and one each for Chennai, Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
13/08/20 All India Radio
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