The fourth part of Vande Bharat Mission has been firmed up from July Three and can give attention to nations the place a lot of Indians have registered to return.
“Section 4 of Vande Bharat Mission has been firmed up with impact from July 3. Section 4 will significantly give attention to nations the place we nonetheless have a lot of Indians who’ve registered to return,” MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava stated on Thursday on the weekly media briefing.
He stated that greater than 700 flights have reached India below the mission repatriating round 1.50 lakh Indians.
“The remaining 175 flights below Section Three of Vande Bharat are anticipated to achieve within the coming days. These Vande Bharat mission flights have been instrumental in addressing the instant requirement of stranded Indians. We’re dedicated to repatriating the Indians significantly within the GCC nations — Malaysia, Singapore amongst different locations,” he stated.
Mr Srivastava stated chartered flight operations, which commenced on Might 26, have steadily elevated over the previous weeks and so they have additionally introduced again seafarers and crews of transport firms stranded in numerous locations.
“Until date, 1,30,061 individuals have returned on these flights. Demand for these flights stays very excessive, particularly within the Gulf area. Subsequently, we’re transferring to additional streamline the method,” he stated.
He additionally stated that greater than 84,000 Indians have returned to India by land border immigration checkpoints in Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh.