15 aircraft in the third phase
The Vandebharath Mission was initiated following the persistent demand of the States for the return of the exiles. Phase two of the mission is now underway after the completion of Phase Two. In the third phase, the airline will operate 15 flights from Oman to other states. There will be ten services to Kerala. Indian Embassy in Muscat
Services from May 28th
Phase 3 services will start from Oman on May 28. It will operate its services to Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur, Kozhikode, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Srinagar, Bhubaneswar and Chennai. There will be three flights from Salalah to Kannur, two from Muscat to Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode and one to Kannur.
13 flights so far
Thirteen aircraft have returned to India from Oman via the Vande Bharat Mission in the last two phases. A total of 2331 expatriates arrived from Oman to Kerala in these two phases. The body of a man who died in Oman was taken to the Chennai airport. The first phase of the airline will operate from Oman on May 9.
State with care
Meanwhile, the Health Department estimates the number of Covid cases will increase as more migrants arrive in the state. The government is giving preventive measures to prevent them from getting infected with quarantine. For this purpose, the Health Department has issued stringent guidelines for those coming from abroad and other states. Union Minister of State for Health KK Shailaja today warned that if we do not follow it properly we will have to pay a heavy price. The state is ready to face any situation, he said.