Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 14
Amid the rising demand to begin worldwide flights, civil aviation minister Hardeep Puri mentioned that the state of affairs all over the world is constantly evolving and so are worldwide civil aviation operations, however the Vande Bharat Mission has given “us a perfect template for evacuation of stranded Indians from abroad in global crisis situations”.
Talking concerning the formidable Vande Bharat repatriation train, Puri mentioned that greater than 6.5 lakh Indians stranded overseas as a result of COVID-19 pandemic have been evacuated. He went on so as to add that the federal government has been making all efforts to facilitate the evacuation of residents who’re stranded overseas and people who wish to fly out. He additionally mentioned that over 80,000 folks have additionally flown out because the outbreak of the pandemic.
“Govt is making all efforts to facilitate the evacuation of our citizens who are stranded abroad & those who want to fly out. We have already brought back more than 650K citizens through various means & have flown out more than 80K. VBM plays a key role in this endeavour,” Puri mentioned in one among his Twitter posts.
“Situation around the world is continuously evolving & so are international civil aviation operations. VBM is being ramped up from time to time. We strive to bring back every Indian or fly out those who want to. I request your understanding & patience. We will cover each one of you,” the Minister added.
Hailing the repatriation train, the Minister mentioned: “Vande Bharat has given us a template to evacuate our citizens from around the world in times of global emergencies in a most effective manner. Special flights under the mission continue to bring back Indians & also facilitate their outbound travel smoothly”.
On the problem nationwide provider Air India has mentioned: “Normal international operations will resume once the restrictions placed by various countries across the world are eased and currently we are operating VBM flights to evacuate our citizens and provide international connectivity”.