“More than 70K citizens have returned & nearly 17K flew out of India on VBM flights till date. In addition nearly 110K people flew out & 55K citizens returned on more than 730 charters on foreign & Indian carriers permitted by DGCA. Permission for more such flights is in process,” Puri said in a tweet.
‘Vande Bharat’ mission is a Government of India’s initiative to bring home Indian nationals stranded in various parts of the world due to restrictions over air travel to contain Covid-19 spread.
The exercise began on May 7 and its second phase started on May 16.
The third phase of the exercise will begin from June 11 and continue till June 30.