Vande Bharat is going to start on Thursday, a massive campaign to bring back thousands of Indians stranded in other countries due to the lockdown. Large-scale preparations have been made for this campaign. Security arrangements were maintained till late night at the airports where these passengers will arrive, but the US and UK flights were postponed for a day due to non-receipt of corona investigation report of some pilots and crew members. These flights will now operate on Friday. According to Air India sources, according to the condition of the countries concerned, it is necessary for the crew member’s Korana report to be negative. Meanwhile, the Central Government has released the list of officers to establish coordination with the states. An officer has been nominated for each state who will help evacuate the resident of that state from abroad.
It is noteworthy that the Central Government had announced the Vande Bharat Mission on Wednesday to bring people trapped abroad. In the first phase, there are preparations to bring about 14800 from 13 countries. Apart from air lines, people will be brought from Navy ships. The fare to return from each country has been fixed. Two Navy ships left for Maldives and Dubai yesterday. Several Air India aircraft were scheduled to leave on May 7. Flights of London-Mumbai and Delhi-San Francisco were postponed for a day due to the Corona investigation report of some Air India pilots and crew members being stuck. Now on Friday, the plane will leave for San Francisco and London at half past three in the morning and San Francisco at 3:30 in the morning respectively.
On May 7, Air India’s first flight will leave for Singapore at 11.15 pm. At the same time, the plane of Air India Express, a subsidiary of Air India, will carry 175 passengers from Abu Dhavi and reach Kochi at 9.40 pm on Thursday night. Air India has installed aircraft with higher passenger capacity due to higher passenger numbers. On Wednesday, crew members were put to practice using PPE and other safety measures. With this, the pilot and cabin crew have been instructed that they will have to stay in the hotel on return until their corona report is negative.