58 Vande Bharat Mission Flights Scheduled For Tamil Nadu: Centre To Court

Tamil Nadu mentioned that it has no objection to receiving such flights. (Representational)


The Centre has knowledgeable the Madras excessive courtroom that 58 extra Vande Bharat Mission flights are scheduled to land in Tamil Nadu returning stranded residents of the state from throughout the globe because of the COVID-19 induced lockdown.

“Of them, 41 will land in Chennai, 11 in Trichy, four in Coimbatore, and a couple of in Madurai,” extra solicitor common of India R Sankaranarayanan mentioned.

Recording it, a division bench of Justice MM Sundresh and Justice R Hemalatha cited a report printed in an English each day.

In accordance with the article, three flights from Dubai and Abu Dhabi have been reported to have landed in Chennai empty as there have been no passengers to take the flights.

To this, senior advocate P Wilson representing DMK mentioned that journey brokers are reserving the entire flight and later promoting the tickets at excessive charges.

Mr Wilson additional submitted that solely due to courtroom intervention extra Vande Bharat Mission flights have been offered which helped all of the stranded passengers to achieve their locations until at this time.

He submitted that even going by the Union governments stories filed of 149 flights required to convey 25,939 stranded passengers, solely 58 flights have been offered.

Extra flights are required to convey again all stranded residents of the state, he added.

As Mr Sankaranarayanan submitted an entire schedule of such flights that may be offered on July 30, the bench adjourned the listening to.

The problem pertains to a plea moved by DMK alleging that the state authorities was refusing clearance to land such mission flights within the worldwide airports within the state.

Throughout the course of listening to, the state submitted that it has no objection to receiving such flights bringing again stranded Tamils from numerous international locations because of the lockdown.


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