India has announced the sixth phase of its repatriation drive, Vande Bharat Mission (VBM). It is set to begin from September 1, 2020, and will be carried out until October 24, 2020.
Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said that more destinations will be added under this phase of VBM.
“More flights and destinations being added to VBM to further widen the geographic reach of the mission in its current phase and in phase six from September 1 to October 24. Our endeavour is to reach out to every stranded and distressed Indian citizen around the world,” tweeted Puri.
Under this new schedule, Air India will operate over 145 flights between India and the US. Delhi-New York, Mumbai-Newark, Delhi-Washington DC, Delhi-Chicago and Delhi-San Francisco are few sectors covered. Bookings for these flights can be made through Air India website, booking offices and authorised travel agents.
The complete flight schedule can be viewed here.
Over one million stranded nationals have returned through various modes under VBM.