Coronavirus evacuation: First flight from Dubai to Mangaluru on May 12


Daijiworld Media Network – Dubai

Dubai, May 7: In a happy news in times of distress, the first flight handling the evacuation operation is all set to leave on May 12 from Dubai to Mangaluru. The timing of the flight which will bring back stranded Indians from Dubai to Mangaluru will be announced soon.

Speaking to Daijiworld, Karnataka NRI (KNRI) Forum Praveen Kumar Shetty said, “The first flight from Dubai to Mangaluru has finally been announced. We had spoken to union minister Sadananda Gowda and other external ministry officials who confirmed about the flight.


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“Top priority will be given to six-month pregnant women and above, people with medical emergency and anyone who has any other sort of emergency back home. Passengers from Mangaluru will be quarantined in Mangaluru while passengers from other districts like Udupi and Kasargod will be sent to their respective places where they will be quarantined,” he said.

It may be recalled, Praveen Kumar Shetty had taken the initiative and put in efforts to convince the Indian central government to facilitate flights to help non-resident Indians in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to return to their motherland.

Daijiworld media too had taken the initiative to draw the attention of concerned authorities and exert pressure to include flights from gulf to Bengaluru and Mangaluru. It had hosted live programmes on Daijiworld TV conveying the difficulties of NRIs to the government and the people’s representatives. The copy of the programme was also sent to the chief minister’s office and other concerned departments.

Kannadigas living across the gulf countries had earlier expressed displeasure as no flights from any of the Middle Eastern countries were scheduled to take off in the first list issued by the government of India to bring back stranded Indians from abroad. According to data released by KNRI there are nearly 2,000 UAE residents who had applied for immediate return.


 

  

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  • Praveen Dsouza, Dubai

    Fri, Jun 19 2020

    I want to go mangalore.. My visa finished last month soo please any give the contct number to register a flight

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  • Shilpa, Bangalore

    Thu, May 14 2020

    Yes sir. We are waiting for Bangalore flight from Dubai. Phase2 also there are no flights.

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  • R Shet, Kundapura

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Request you to kindly give information on the Quarantine hotels/lodges which will be provided for the repatriated citizens from other countries to Mangalore. If the exact names of these hotels/lodges/other locations would be issued, I believe it would be easier for international passengers to decide on it. Please let us know!
    Also, have the recent international passengers from UAE been quarantined in their respective districts? Or in Mangalore only?

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  • kishore, Benhaluru

    Sun, May 10 2020

    Why No Flights from DUBAI TO BENGALURU ??? PLEASE arrange flight from DUBAI TO BENGALURU also.

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  • Shilpa, Bangalore

    Thu, May 14 2020

    Yes sir. We are waiting for Bangalore flight from Dubai. Phase2 also there are no flights. Only to Mangalore till now.

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  • Benjamin D'Souza, Puttur

    Fri, May 8 2020

    My request to the concerned authorities is that, please treat this issue is an emergency. So try to bring all stranded NRI's back to India as early as possible . Navy ships also can be used if necessary. Thanks to Daijiworld team for highlighting this issue.

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  • Raj, Karkala

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Bringing 2 lakh people from UAE, another 2 lakh from Saudi, Oman, Kuwait is not a problem.
    Then another 5 lakh from US, Australia, UK etc.. is not a problem.

    Problem is where to Quarantine them.

    If they are allowed to go to home & if some one person does not do home quarantine properly, then again whole mangalore has to go for 1 month lockdown.

    We are seeing, how Mumbai & Delhi are facing still lockdown. Let's stay in Green or Orange...

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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Fri, May 8 2020

    ... how long will the host countries will take care of the foreigners in this situation? ? It is the duty of Indian government to bring back Indians as soon as possible.

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  • Ismailk Perinje, PERINJE

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Did anyone hear @ least one MP speaking in favour for NRIs, who were @ receiving end.if facilitate their homecoming, wait and watch people hesitate to accept their presence in there are either for quarantine or as niebours...

    There are transit passengers, visitors, Holiday makers, emergency vacationers for various reasons are to be airlifted particularly from gulf countries and other countries in general.

    Our 26 MPs are well maintained social distance.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Hey Ismail, welcome back on Daiji!
    the reason we read this news is due to MP from K'Nataka. Also all MPs are busy in their constituencies by way of social work (not distancing) Some of them are doing commendable job.
    Rise above petty politics in these COVID times

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Sat, May 9 2020

    Dear if you dnt have any Idea please sit in home and Enjoy.

    Dubai Karnataka group cordinated with Prahlad Joshi, Suresh Angadi and Sadananda Gowda and they are responding quickly as well as positively.

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  • Anwar, Mangaluru

    Fri, May 8 2020

    We are facing one of the toughest times our generation has seen, its hard & everyone has to pay their part of this crisis, I would like to appreciate the efforts and hardwork from our health officials, medical staffs, airports staffs ,pilots & all the crews who facilitate this mass evacuation process around the world to bring our citizens home.
    Mangalore awaits your safe arrival, home is where everyone finds comfort especially in this trying times, & importantly we should all follow the guidelines & regulations set up by our heath authorities.

    Lets pray that this will be over soon & things will return back to normality at the earliest.

    Allah Hafiz

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  • Basheer, Valencia

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Kannadigas stuck in Kasaragod not allowed to enter Mangalore. But people are brought from Dubai. What logic is this? That too Kasaragod has zero cases for past many days, Whereas Dubai bursting with cases. This is injustice to many mangaloreans who are desperate to go back to their home in Mangalore. Mangalore DC & administration should look into this matter immediately.

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  • Joseph Dsouza, Udupi

    Thu, May 7 2020

    I wonder will they be able to maintain proper social distancing in the aircraft too ? Most of inbound flights are full and no social distancing was maintained so far . Govt had specifically said the flights should carry less people so that there is social distancing and control on the spread of the virus.

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Thu, May 7 2020

    Sadananda Gowda could have taken initiative on this regards. Representing the state of Karnataka - hailing from sullia. Former CM, the fellow acts like a fresher sitting in Delhi.
    Shocked to see the preparedness n the facilities to be provided after landing in the state of Kerala

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  • ALFA, Mangalore / DOHA

    Thu, May 7 2020

    Hello every one.

    Travel plan 1
    Can anyone tell me what’s the protocol of quarantine.
    1) is it at the Govt facilities
    2) is it in respective homes.

    Travel plan 2

    If some one is travelling to Mangalore via Bangalore/ MUMBAI. Even though there is flight connectivity. Where will be the quarantine?
    Is it in MUMBAI or in Mangalore.

    Appreciate for the reply.

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  • Raj, Karkala

    Thu, May 7 2020

    Quarantine
    --------------
    - Compulsory Minimum 14 days Quarantine in Government facility, No Home Quarantine.
    - You have choice. If you want free - you will be put in some college or school. If you can pay, Lodges in hotels available, which are approved by Govt.

    Place of Quarantine
    -----------------------
    - If you land in Devanahalli, you will be Quarantined in Devanahalli. You will not be allowed even to go Bangalore.
    - No Public transport or travel allowed, after you land in airport. You will be transferred to Quarantine center, by bus.

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  • anonymous, mangalore

    Thu, May 7 2020

    as per my knowledge the people travels from Middle east 28 Days quarantine 14 days Govt facilities if you need better facilities you need to pay your own and 14 days days Home quarantine . so out of one month vacation you will lose 28 Days . So bro i must advice you better not to travel stay where your are now. i have have a leave for 64 days which is starts from july unfortunately i am not traveling

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  • Paul, mangalore

    Fri, May 8 2020

    If you get a reply .please post it

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  • Siddarth Kumar, Bangalore

    Thu, May 7 2020

    Why no flights to Bangalore from Dubai and why just 1 flight, when we have 22 MPs from state, still no one has guts to ask more flights to repatriate the stranded citizens from Gulf. Is we Bangaloreons are too soft and we are meant only for voting?

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  • Joshua, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, May 7 2020

    Job 38:1 says God spoke job in whirlwind
    Here we can understand initially God make us understand friendly lovingly then still if we are not ready to listen to him he has to speak through storms
    This storm could be Corona,tsunami, earthquake,sickness like cancer or any thing.

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  • Valson Mendonsa, Mangalore/USA

    Thu, May 7 2020

    Great News!! All NRI’s contributed a lot in every sector from last 50 years. Lets say.. in Banking, Educational, Construction, Real Estate, Donation Charity, Farming...etc..and list goes on & ON....
    They deserve utmost same respect in their home town and also helping hand & need to be rewarded in their bad days from local depts..

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  • Errol A Pereira, Katapadi - Udupi

    Thu, May 7 2020

    That's the good news..
    Thanks to everyone who have made this happen
    Daiji media doing great job , I remember your valuable contribution while starting flights from Mangalore to/from Gulf Countries..
    What about the people in other parts of middle East..?, they too are in need of direct flights during this time..

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  • Abbi, Mangalore

    Thu, May 7 2020

    What about flight from Doha to Mangalore.?

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  • Athul shetty, Doha

    Thu, May 7 2020

    Whats the schedule of flight from Doha to Mangalore ? As till now there has been no clue or hint on that ..

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  • Harris, Puttur

    Thu, May 7 2020

    I have a doctor's appointment in mangalore for my shoulder.

    I am having a major pain on my shoulder I consulted the doctor here and done with my MRI scanning and all. They told me to get operated here it's very expensive here. So how do I register my self. I am living in Dubai.

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Thu, May 7 2020

    https://www.cgidubai.gov.in/covid_register/

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  • Savithramma bhaitharahosahalli lakkanna, Sampige/tumkur

    Thu, May 7 2020

    We are updated in all sit as 0529513575 still we are not received any call still now?

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Thu, May 7 2020

    What about Kuwait Passengers.

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  • Sameer, Kaup/ Mangalore

    Thu, May 7 2020

    My wife is 7 months pregnant and we have registered to return mangalore but how do we come to know if we are eligible to travel.

    Please if anyone can advise will be much helpful..

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Thu, May 7 2020

    @Sameer, she’s eligible. Carry documents for your safety.
    Take care!!

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  • Sameer, Kaup/mangalore

    Thu, May 7 2020

    Thanks RKR, but where do we apply for ticket and travel approval.

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  • SB, Mlore

    Thu, May 7 2020

    Dear Sameer
    Did you try reaching the Air India Express Local office ? Also if am not wrong they have assigned certain groups approved by the CJI or the embassy offices where they cordinate these travels right ?

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  • Jaani, Thirthalli

    Thu, May 7 2020

    Chances are more army will be move in mahrashtra especially in mumbai dharvi and in many other places..completely shut down for fortnight. No movement whatsoever. Kerala recovered. Day by day total figures rising..is an alarm factor.

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Thu, May 7 2020

    A Richest state - here people should unite rather play politics.
    Our borders are closed, skies are open so be happy.

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  • Vinai, Dubai

    Thu, May 7 2020

    ದಾಯ್ಜೀವರ್ಲ್ಡ್ ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರವೀಣ್ ಕುಮಾರ್ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ ಅವರಿಗೆ ತುಂಬಾ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು.

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Thu, May 7 2020

    First Kerala
    Second Mangalore
    Thanks to MP Nalin and Dr Bharath Y Shetty

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Thu, May 7 2020

    Thanks for what! Only announcnet reality no work was done

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  • Abdul kader,, Vidyanagar , KASARAGOD.

    Thu, May 7 2020

    In Kerala 4 airport for ready. Ha ha ha.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Kader Bai....OK....OK.... 4 Airports now open and ready... so what.... you enjoy and celebrate...with beef sukka..paratha...meen curry ,,Kappa.....!!!! Good Luck...!!

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  • Ashwin, Mangalore

    Fri, May 8 2020

    JNB, I don't think you really read the news. There is nothing these 2 guys did as per the news above and what for you thanking them?? Just because you have to??

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  • Lesley D Souza, Udupi / Dubai

    Thu, May 7 2020

    Kannadigarige sihi sudi, Thanks to Praveen Kumar Shetty, God bless abundantly...

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  • Vishu, Moodabidri

    Thu, May 7 2020

    Mangaloreans!! Just remember one word "SOCIAL DISTANCING"..!!

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, May 7 2020

    Aaavu Ye aaaavu aaavu.... Podyodchi swamy

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, May 7 2020

    14 days Quarantine is a must ...

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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Thu, May 7 2020

    ... local people near Bangalore airport along with MLAs started opposing the quarantine facility near their area. Hope Mangaloreans does not follow the same ...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Kishor Kumar mangalore,first of all people should understand why this quarantine is.Simply dont put out ones frustration .Better in homeland quarantine than waiting elsewhere and get sick.Its that anyone passes border of a land doesnt bring in infection ,and get sick self and spread to others too.Its normal when a pendamic disease is there.Try to practice patience.you dont want that your home people too get sick?

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  • Gregory, Mangalore

    Thu, May 7 2020

    21 days

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