Air India flight with 326 Indians from London reaches Delhi

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Air India. (File Photo: IANS)

New Delhi:  As many 326 Indians stranded in London, reached Delhi in the early hours of Monday on-board a special Air India ferry flight under the ‘Vande Bharat’ evacuation mission.

The flight landed at the national capital’s Indira Gandhi International Airport around 12.30 a.m. on early Monday night.

Earlier on Sunday evening, around 139 Indians from Riyadh reached the IGI Airport on a flight of the national carrier.

During the fourth day of the Vande Bharat Mission, both Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express brought back passengers from UK, Bangladesh, the Philippines, US, Singapore and Gulf states to several cities in the country.

This is part of the massive evacuation mission amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Indian government has been making efforts to bring back Indians stranded abroad and under the massive ‘Vande Bharat Mission’, national carrier Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express have been undertaking evacuation flights starting May 7.

The Air India Group would operate a total of 64 flights and bring back over 14,000 stranded Indians from 12 countries under the mission.

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