Mangaluru: New rule worries Kuwait Kannadigas ready to return home


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jul 3: The Kannadiga, after much hardships and repeated flight cancellations, had prepared to return to the city by a chartered flight on July 4. But the revised order issued by the Karnataka government that people returning to the state can board the aircraft at the airport of origin only if they have tested negative in coronavirus test has come as a bolt from the blue for them.

The union government had facilitated travel of Indians stranded in other countries to return home by arranging flights under its ambitious 'Vande Bharat' initiative. But, only a handful of flights were made available. Flights to Mangaluru specifically were rare and far short of demand. The state government has been dithering in the matter of issuing permission for inbound flights, and because of this, the chartered flight to Mangaluru from Kuwait had been cancelled on June 27. The state government has now permitted the said chartered flight to fly to Mangaluru on July 4.

The Kannadigas in Kuwait fail to fathom the new rule as the testing system is not in place at Kuwait. The Kerala government has extended exemption to passengers from that state from the said rule. An engineer from the city currently in Kuwait has contacted MP Shobha Karandlaje and former MLC Capt Ganesh Karnik, urging them to bring this problem to the notice of the state government and seek exemption to the travellers from the said rule.

It is learnt that there is no system of conducting coronavirus tests for passengers travelling from Kuwait to other destinations. For passengers travelling by Kuwait Airways, this system has been in place but not for others. Kuwait Airways flights have a separate terminal and passengers of other flights do not have access to that terminal, it is said.

 

 

 

  

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  • Chrispin, Oman

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    Same problem we are facing here 3 time our flight is cancelled. Still no idea when it will be .we lost everything . No hope our government please take this issue seriously.

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Fri, Jul 3 2020

    I knew this would happen due to the new revised order issued by the Karnataka government. This is terrible and many passengers travelling from Kuwait to Mangalore will be in big trouble.

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  • Rems, Mangaluru

    Fri, Jul 3 2020

    The rule was obviously made for people travelling between states. For international passengers, No country will test its passengers flying out of the country. What can airport authorities do in such case ? Send them back ?

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  • Theresa Sequeira, Salmiya

    Fri, Jul 3 2020

    Please travel to Dubai & come from Dubai to Mangakuru.

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  • M Shetty, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 3 2020

    Very sad One Country and different rules. Kannadigas have voted BJP amd see what BJP done them.

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  • vishal, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 3 2020

    Kuwait Kannadigas do not worry till November 2020. All food arrangements are done . After that we have our own beloved MP Kateel and Gowda.

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Fri, Jul 3 2020

    no surprise!
    Even BJP Modi government sent back 2 dead bodies back to load port with expenses of deceased family members.
    BJP can twist at any moment like Coronil baba.

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  • Rehna, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 3 2020

    This is how BJP treats when the people are in difficulty.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Fri, Jul 3 2020

    Its high time state govt takes classes from Kerala how to care and protect own people. For votes,,, they would have helped them....now no election in the visinity!

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  • ramesh, bangalore

    Fri, Jul 3 2020

    jumla king has finished his mega shows in gulf countries before last election.
    he wisely used NRI's for election campaign and our NRI brothers were full on swing on social media to boast him during election .
    now he deserted NRI. five years no use of NRI's after 5 years he will come again to gulf for jumla show with mammoth gathering.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Jul 3 2020

    In good times these people helped us & now we must not be Ungrateful ...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Jul 3 2020

    Our Kannadigas have lost their jobs, run out of food & even given up their residences ...

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  • Mario Almeida, Falnir / Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 3 2020

    On the rocks please; but no ice.

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  • Sylvester, shirwa

    Fri, Jul 3 2020

    Jossee aab, we know your heart is large and you can accommodate them. Kannadigas will only need ganji and picke. No ned of malt whiskey

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