BanglaHunt Desk: The first step taken by the Narendra Modi government is to bring back the Indians stranded outside India. Today 200 expatriate Indians are returning from Abu Dhabi. Expatriate Indians from Abu Dhabi will return to Kochi at 9.30 am.
More than 300,000 people from the UAE and adjoining Gulf regions alone have applied to return to India. The government has said that priority will be given to those who are ill or whose visas have expired.
With the announcement of the third phase of the lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is launching the Vande Bharat Mission and the Samudra Setu Mission to bring back Indians from abroad. Two ships of the Indian Navy left for the Maldives yesterday to complete the sea bridge operation.
From May 6 to May 13, the Indian government will bring back the expatriates on a special flight. It is learned that 10 planes will be sent to the United Arab Emirates, 8 planes will return from the United States, 8 planes will be allocated for passengers stranded in Britain. 5 planes will be sent to Saudi Arabia, 5 planes will go to Singapore and 6 to 2 Qatar
However, the government has said it will not cover the cost of the trip. Personal travel costs must be borne. In that case, it is known that it will cost 50 thousand to 1 lakh from Britain or America and 12 thousand from Bangladesh.