17 flights under Vande Bharat Mission to bring back stranded Indians from Gulf countries today

New Delhi: In all, 17 flights are scheduled from the Gulf countries under the Vande Bharat Mission today to bring back more than 2,800 Indian nationals to the country. Eight flights are scheduled from the United Arab Emirates. Seven flights will take off from Dubai to Kochi, Kannur, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, Lucknow and Delhi. One flight is scheduled from Abu Dhabi to Kozhikode.

From Jeddah, there is a flight is scheduled for Kozhikode. Kuwait has one flight to Kannur and from Bahrain there is a flight to Kozhikode. Oman has three flights to Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Thiruvananthapuram while Doha has three flights to Delhi , Ahmedabad and Kochi.

Priority is being given to distressed workers, stranded tourists, pregnant women, medical emergency cases and senior citizens during the evacuation process.

AIR correspondent reports that two thousand 280 stranded and distressed Indians including infants reached home on the Vande Bharat flights from different Gulf countries on Friday.

Distressed workers, stranded tourists, pregnant women, medical emergency cases, cases of bereavement and senior citizens were accorded priority in sending back.

Today, 17 flights are scheduled from the Gulf. Another 2,800 Indians are expected to be repatriated back to the country. Majority of the flights are from the UAE.

Besides, flights to Kerala, there are flights to Delhi, Lucknow and Hyderabad from Dubai. From Jeddah, there is a flight is scheduled for Kozhikode. Kuwait has one flight to Kannur and from Bahrain there is a flight to Kozhikode too.

Muscat has three flights to Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Thiruvananthapuram. Doha has three flights to Delhi , Ahmedabad and Kochi. Priority is being given to distressed workers, stranded tourists, pregnant women, medical emergency cases and senior citizens in sending back.