Mangaluru, July 04, 2020: Finally, a chartered flight, arranged by Karnataka chapter of Kuwait Kerala Muslim Association, with stranded Kannadigas will land at Mangalore International Airport (MIA) on July 4.
The flight was scheduled to land with 164 Kannadigas on board on June 27. But, on failing to receive permission, the flight had been cancelled.
The stranded Kannadigas, enraged with the government, had vented out their displeasure at elected representatives through audio clips, which had gone viral on social media.
Institute of Engineers Kuwait unit former president Manjeshwar Mohandas Kamath said, “Finally, state government nodal officer Meena Nagaraj has given permission for the chartered flight to land at MIA on July 4. She has urged stranded passengers to adhere to government guidelines. With the efforts of MP Shobha Karandlaje and former MLC Capt Ganesh Karnik, permission was accorded.”