New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry on Tuesday mentioned that it had obtained requests from a number of international locations together with the US, France Germany and many others. that their airways too be allowed to take part within the transportation of passengers on the traces of the one being performed by Air India underneath the Vande Bharat Mission. Also Read – Domestic Carriers to Operate 750 Repatriation Flights Under ‘Vande Bharat Mission’: Hardeep Singh Puri
In an announcement right this moment, the ministry mentioned, “We have received requests from concerned authorities in several countries including the US, France, Germany among others that their air carriers be also allowed to to participate in the transportation of passengers on the lines of the one being conducted by Air India under the Vande Bharat Mission,” including that the requests are being examined. Also Read – Is Air India Charging More For Vande Bharat Flights? No. Here is The Truth
The ministry additional famous that it had already had one spherical of negotiations with the US on June 15 with representatives from the US Department of Transportation and the US Embassy over the difficulty, including that the US representatives have been invited to submit exact proposals on this respect. Also Read – Vande Bharat Mission 2.0 From May 16, Say Sources as Evacuation of 6,037 Stranded Indians Complete
“A communication has now been received on 19 June 2020, detailing these requests,” the assertion added.
The assertion additional said that because the ministry now strikes on from managed and managed evacuation of Indian residents from varied international locations and that of overseas nationals from India, it was the potential of establishing ‘bilateral agreements’.
The purpose, the ministry mentioned, was that these evacuation flights, which have been primarily meant for evacuation of Indian residents, have been more and more carrying Indians and overseas nationals to international locations the place they usually reside.
“We are looking at the prospect of establishing individual bilateral bubbles with the US, France, Germany, UK. These are all destinations where demand for travel has not diminished.’ Final decisions pursuant to negotiations are expected to be taken soon,” the assertion concluded.
Notably, India launched the Vande Bharat Mission on May 7 in a bid to repatriate its residents from the world over, who obtained caught in varied international locations as a result of restrictions due to COVID-19. Three phases of the mission have been performed to date.
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