India has begun the world’s largest evacuation mission to bring back it’s citizens from abroad. As informed by the civil aviation ministry the 1-week long phase 1 of the mission got rolling yesterday.
The first flight landed at Kerala’s Kochi International Airport at 10:20 PM. While the 2nd flight from UAE reached Kerala carrying the NRIs who registered for return landed in north Kerala’s Kozhikode airport. The 1st flight came from Abu Dhabi while the second one from Dubai.
A total of 64 flights would take off in Phase 1 that would end on 13th May. In total 14, 800 Indians would be evacuated in the first phase. The details about the flights to different countries is something which we shared with you earlier (click here). A flight from Bangladesh’s Dhaka will land in Srinagar on Friday. This would carry Indian students.
Meanwhile, the flight from Singapore with 234 onboard took off on Friday. In this first phase,12 countries are being covered. The 2nd phase would soon follow for which the government would roll out the details.