Vande Bharat Mission: Phase 2 in Karnataka to begin with Dubai-Mangaluru flight on May 18


Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS): In the second phase of Vande Bharat Mission, national carrier Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express will fly in more Indians stranded abaroad to Karnataka in 18 evacuation flights from Monday to June 3, an official said Sunday.

"The first flight in the second phase of the mission to Karnataka will be from Dubai to Mangaluru by Air India Express on Monday evening and the remaining 17 flights will land in Bengaluru over the next 17 days," an Air India official told IANS here.

In the first phase of the mission from May 7-17, the airline and its arm flew 6 flights to the state from May 11-15, bringing in 800 passengers, including 623 to the state capital and 177 to Mangaluru from London, Singapore, San Francisco and Dubai.


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"In the second phase, Air India will operate 15 flights and its arm 3 flights to Bengaluru and Mangaluru from May 18-June 3. Some of the flights will be via New Delhi and Mumbai from different overseas destinations," said the official.

As per Union Ministry of Home Affairs' guidelines, priority to fly back is given first to the stranded citizens in various countries the world over since March 23 when international flights were suspended and due to the nationwide lockdown since March 25 and its extension twice till May 17.

"Besides stranded citizens of the state, priority is being given to distressed Indian expatriates stuck after job loss, especially in the Gulf region, students, tourists, senior citizens, pregnant women and medical emergency cases," the official said.

The 15 foreign destinations from where passengers will be ferried back are Melbourne (Australia), Toronto and Vancouver (Canada), Paris, Frankfurt (Germany), Jakarta, Dublin, Kuala Lumpur, Male, Muscat, Manila, Doha, Dammam (Saudi Arabia), Singapore, Dubai and New York, San Francisco and Washington DC.

"Though only asymptomatic passengers are being flown in, they will be screened and tested on landing and quarantined for 14 days before going home as per the mandatory of the Union Health Ministry to ensure the virus is not spread," added the official.

The state government has booked star hotels, resorts, guest houses and hostels across the city to quarantine the overseas returnees for 14 days.

Of the 18 flights, 7 will terminate service in Bengaluru and 11 flights will go to Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Kochi after a stop-over for the passengers from the state to alight.

 

  

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  • Mary Daisy Charles, Bangalore

    Tue, May 26 2020

    Came to abu dhabi on visit and got struck here for 2 months, need to travel back to Bangalore at the earliest as I hv left my daughters alone back home. Contacted Indian Embassy Abu Dhabi they're asking me to contact karnataka government. Pls can someone help. 9289

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  • Sojan Jose, Bangalore

    Sun, May 24 2020

    Pls help us to fly back India because of jobless

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  • Mohammed jaseem, Murdeshwar uttara kannada, Karnataka, India

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Dear Sir. I lost my job & staying at room since 2 months . I dont have other sources than my job to stay here. & now I do not have enough money to spend here. I would like to travel India as soon as possible. Please do the needful as early as possible.

    Thank you :)

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  • Mohammed mueed Hussain, Murdeshwar uttara kannada, karnataka,India

    Tue, May 19 2020

    Dear Sir. I have lost my job and staying at room since 2 months . I dont have other sources than my job, and now I do not have enough money to spend here. I wish to travel to India and want to reach my home as quickly as possible. Please do the needful as early as possible.

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  • Joy, Mumbai

    Tue, May 19 2020

    It's a paid trip not free why Vande Bharat Mission politics

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  • Imtiyaz, Udupi

    Mon, May 18 2020

    Please arrange a flight to bahrain.. not even 1 flight from bahrain except 2 flights flew to kerala.. we mangaloreans are stuck here

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  • Sachidananda Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Mon, May 18 2020

    First we fight for flight to Mangalore and then we complaint about quarantine facility.... Ayyo Devere...E Viruse!!!

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  • Yusuf Mohammed, Kasaragod

    Sun, May 17 2020

    Pls include kasaragod malayalees also to travel this airport don't avoid them

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 18 2020

    Kannur has got a very good international airport which is 'much better in quality ' than Mangalore airport.
    Nama paapadakulege uppadu kudlada airport!

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  • Johnny, Mangalore

    Sun, May 17 2020

    Why all these quarantine drama to give business to the hotels? Send them home directly.

    Tak Tak. ....

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  • PRAVEEN, MANGALOREAN

    Mon, May 18 2020

    Lock down have made hotels big loss so may be Govt helping them...?? NRI have a lot of money and are waiting to spend...???

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  • Prajwal Kumar, Surathkal /UAE

    Sun, May 17 2020

    Dear Mr.Pradeep
    Please note that Mangalore Airport authority and DC, make the necessary arrangement for upcoming flight no body will complaint. For the first flight nobody will take the responsible, Special pregnancy women ... really very bad experience those whom's came in the first flight. As per the current situation in gulf country many people lost their job , even not getting their salary, how will paying the Quarantine and food expenses?? Please support the govt whoever financial critical positions coming to native place for free Quarantine and food facility.

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  • Gilbert, Udupi/Kuwait

    Sun, May 17 2020

    Government must allow private airlines or international airlines from Gulf countries to operate as Lakhs of people lost jobs and many facing difficulties to stay alive due to the pandemic disease. Summer weather too making harsh living conditions so atleast minimum 4 to 5 flights daily from each country allow expatriate to fly back home early to be with their families. Was it necessary to fly by AIR INDIA/EXPRESS ONLY?????????

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  • Viraj Holamoge, Udupi-Oman

    Sun, May 17 2020

    I cannot understand why this stepmotherly treatment for NRI employed / stranded in Oman. Till date not a single flight arranged from Muscut to Mangalore. Karnataka CM and DK-M.P Mr.Nalin Kumar Kateel should do something. Neighbouring state Kerala is so far getting the highest number of in bound flights from Middle East.

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  • Sathish, Mangalore

    Sun, May 17 2020

    Administration please make old bajpe airport as covid quarantine centet for all Dubai returnees it is time to covert it into hospital ...do not bring gulf returnees inside city till quarantine period ..i think.some passengers took paramacetol to lower their body temprature so they escaped screening in Dubai airport.

    They are welcome but not at cost of our locals rights ...strictly enforce quarantine on tthem

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  • Rohan Karkera, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 18 2020

    You need to educate yourself more about the virus! Misinformation can be more dangerous than the actual virus.

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  • Ranjith, Mangalore

    Sun, May 17 2020

    When next flight coming back sir. One is tomorrow right next flight when coming sir please inform me

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  • pradeep, MANGALORE

    Sun, May 17 2020

    Indian Government has been airlifting these people from aboard. Outside they agree for all condition and that countries rules. When they India they forget Indian Government help, they again complaint small small issue. Person who is able to buy air ticket but they expect free facilities here. Indian people by walk they reached long distance without complaint.

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  • Wilson DSouza, Mangalore /KUWAIT.

    Sun, May 17 2020

    What about flight from, Kuwait to Mangalore? Many old people, pregnant, visit Visa expired, are mentally disastrously waiting and waiting for repatriation...... It looks nobody is bothered of their own fellow ones. Whereas KERALA government is taking care of their people.....

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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Sun, May 17 2020

    ... Mumbai is now the severe hotspot compared to Gulf Countries. Gulf returnees can be easily spotted after landing compared to those sneaking out of Mumbai.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sun, May 17 2020

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HwrMGpFaik

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, May 17 2020

    Vande Bharat is very Confusing ...

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  • Suresh.Hegde, Muscat

    Sun, May 17 2020

    People who are coming dont expect 5 star facility. This is emergency evacuation treat your country as your home not 5 star hotel. Earlier who ever came they are complaining about so many silly things. If you are not happy with Indian government facility stay where you are. There are so many needy people who want to return allow them to return....Still Muscat people dont know when is their flight...

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Sun, May 17 2020

    Finally....... We will wish them all return back safely.

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  • Shamsher abdul khadar, Mangalore

    Sun, May 17 2020

    On this second phase of evacuation flights there are so manny passenger from mangalore will be landing in Bangalore airport . On 20th there is a flight landing in Bangalore airport from Muscat and on 22nd from Doha . Is ther any arrangements done for the passengers from mangalore arriving in Bangalore airport to bring them back to mangalore or thy will b quarantined in Bangalore for 14 days ?

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  • Raaz, Mangalore

    Sun, May 17 2020

    Vande Bhatath ....Free of cost !!!

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sun, May 17 2020

    Modiji,

    Please arrange to do a Rapid COVID-19 test on these passengers before boarding the plane as you said earlier...No other silly tests like body Temperature tests,,,,

    When they reach Mangalore....make reasonable arrangements like Water, Ambulances, Buses ...and see that they complete their Immigration and Customs in One hour after landing and reach their quarantine Hotels within an hour from departing from Airport...

    If an accurate and reliable COVID-19 test is conducted on these passengers...then Hotel quarantine is absolutely not needed and home quarantine is good enough...

    Last but not least give a bottle of 'Hat Dettol' to each passengers for hygiene ....

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Suraj, Mangalore

    Sun, May 17 2020

    Langoo don't too much worry about Mangalore. Take care yourself in the US Trump said with or without vaccine US will reopen. Keep safe

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  • Sumith, Mangalore

    Sun, May 17 2020

    The incubation period can be upto 21 days, so even if their tests are negative on arrival, they could turn positive after 1-2weeks. We all know how irresponsible some people are, they will never stick to guidelines of home qurantine. Compulsory institutional quarantine is the only way. If not, it'll will turn into community spread very soon and then there is no going back

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Sun, May 17 2020

    Institutional quarantine may help minimizing community spread but on flipside there is a risk to quarantined as who knows who will turn out positive and spread it within the institutional premises.

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  • pradeep, MANGALORE

    Sun, May 17 2020

    Indian Government has been airlifting these people from aboard. Outside they agree for all condition and that countries rules. When they India they forget Indian Government help, they again complaint small small issue. Person who is able to buy air ticket but they expect free facilities here. Indian people by walk they reached long distance without complaint.

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