Bhubaneswar, May 15 (IANS) A special flight carrying stranded Odia people from Dubai arrived at Biju Patnaik International Airport here on Thursday evening.
The special flight under Vande Bharat Mission brought 151 passengers from Dubai, said an airport official.
This is the first flight that arrived at the airport carrying the stranded people from aboard.
After their arrival, the passengers were taken for health screening at the airport.
“First international flight from Dubai has arrived at Bhubaneswar airport during lockdown. All passengers are being screened at receiving centres. Transportation arrangements have been made for them,” tweeted the BMC.
Vehicles have been arranged for the passengers to escort them to their respective districts. Besides, institutional quarantine facilities have also been arranged in Bhubaneswar for the passengers from far away districts, said Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary.
He said passengers having suspected symptoms of COVID-19 will be kept separately.