Hyderabad:The central government has launched the second phase of `Vande Bharat Mission’ to bring back the Indian nationals stranded in different countries.The second phase started on May 17 and will be completed by May 23.
Six international flights will arrive at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) from May 18. Four international flights will arrive from Muscat, Bahrain, Doha and Dubai on May 18, 19, 20, and 22 respectively.
Further, two International flights will directly land at Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam International airports from four different gulf countries.Few flights from western countries will arrive via domestic destinations to Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, and Tirupati.
During the first phase of the mission, seven international flights carrying stranded people from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, arrived at RGIA, Hyderabad. However, no flights were scheduled to Andhra Pradesh in the first phase.
Under “Vande Bharat Mission“, the government has operated 64 flights between May 7 to 13 to bring home nearly 14,800 Indian nationals stranded abroad due to the coronavirus lockdown. Seven flights from USA, UK, Philippines, Malaysia, Kuwait, and Abu Dhabi arrived in Telangana in the first phase.