Two flights carrying 324 passengers from Auckland and Kuwait arrive at Chandigarh International Airport

Two flights carrying 324 passengers from Auckland and Kuwait arrive at Chandigarh International Airport

An evacuation flight by Air India reached Chandigarh International Airport from Auckland via Delhi on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky

Tribune News Service
Mohali, June 29

Two evacuation flights, under the Vande Bharat Mission of the Union Government to evacuate stranded Indian nationals from abroad, carrying 324 passengers landed at the Mohali International Airport here on Monday.

The first Air India flight carrying 140 evacuated passengers arrived from Auckland via New Delhi at the Mohali airport at 7.30 am.

The second flight by GoAir carrying 184 passengers from Kuwait via New Delhi at the Mohali airport arrived at 6.30 pm.

All repatriated persons, who mostly belong to different parts of Punjab, Haryana and nearby states, will reach their districts under the supervision of the respective state government representatives where they will be quarantined as per government guidelines.

Processing of passengers went smooth at the airport with joint efforts of all the authorities/agencies which were involved in the processing of passengers which were governments of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, CISF, Immigration, Customs and Punjab Police etc., along with Chandigarh International Airport.

Health department spokesman said that during the screening, the health officials took utmost precaution and the passengers also maintained social distancing.

He informed that no passenger was suffering from fever, cough, cold etc and all were asymptomatic for coronavirus.

He further elaborated that all the passengers were also impressed upon by the health department teams deployed at the airport to take all health related precautions such as cover their face with masks, using hand sanitizers, washing hands as much as possible and observe social distancing guidelines. 

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