Mangaluru, May 9, 2020: The first evacuation flight from Gulf countries to Mangaluru is rescheduled from May 14 to May 12. "Air India flight (X0814) will leave Dubai at 4.10 pm and land at Mangaluru International Airport at 9.10 pm", tweets Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Saturday.
After complaints from Karantaka that no flights were arranged for Karnataka from Gulf countries under the Centre’s massive evacuation plan, Gowda spoke to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on the issue. “Jaishankar has agreed to arrange special flights exclusively for Karnataka passengers,” Gowda said.
ದುಬೈನಿಂದ ಮಂಗಳೂರಿಗೆ ಮೇ 14ರ ಬದಲಿಗೆ 12ರಂದೇ ವಿಮಾನ ಬಿಡಲು ಏರ್ ಇಂಡಿಯಾ ಒಪ್ಪಿದ್ದು ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು 2 ದಿನ ಮುಂಚಿತವಾಗಿಯೇ ತಾಯ್ನಾಡಿಗೆ ಮರಳಲಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಸಹಕರಿಸಿದ ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು.ವೇಳಾಪಟ್ಟಿ ಇಂತಿದೆ— Sadananda Gowda (@DVSadanandGowda) May 9, 2020
Flight no - IX 0384
Dubai - 16:10
Mangalore - 21:10
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Around 1,903 people from Karnataka, residing in Gulf countries, have registered themselves to return to the state in the evacuation flights, he added.
The Centre has arranged two flights from Gulf countries to Karnataka to bring the people stranded there. The date of the operation another flight from Doha to Bengaluru will be announced soon, Gowda said.
Train from Delhi for stranded Kannadigas soon
D.V. Sadananda Gowda has also announced that Kannadigas stranded in northern parts of the country such as Delhi, Haryana, and Punjab will soon be able to take a train back home from the national capital
In a press release, the Minister said that trains would be operated in one or two days, and that he had instructed officials from respective States to coordinate with each other and facilitate the process. The release stated that permission had been given to many Kannadigas stranded in Delhi and other areas who want to return to Karnataka in their own vehicles.