As part of the Vande Bharat Mission, an Air India flight with around 200 Indians from Sharjah will take off for Lucknow today.Passengers started arriving at Sharjah Airport as early as 10am on Saturday.
On Friday, 200 Indian workers who had lost their jobs and were in dire straits, flew home to Chennai. Air India Express flights repatriated over 360 distressed Indians on the second day of what is being called the largest repatriation effort in modern history.
A total of 37 pregnant women and 42 medically ailing passengers were on the flight, according to the Consulate General of India in Dubai.
The Indian government on Monday had announced plans to begin phased repatriation of its citizens stranded abroad from May 7.
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