Jeddah: Scores of stranded Telangana NRIs in Oman returned home on Tuesday by a special chartered flight. A total of 180 expats, including workers who lost their jobs, sick and women, from Muscat left for Hyderabad.
After losing jobs, a significant number of NRIs from Telangana were stranded in Muscat and other parts of the country. The Vande Bharat Mission flights were not able to cater to the heavy demand, and Deccani Wing of Indian Social Club in Muscat, with the help of Indian Embassy in Muscat and Telangana government, arranged a special chartered flight.
“I was desperate to return home for the last two months, and I am finally returning. I can’t express my joy,” said Puppala Chandra Shekhar from Hyderabad. This is the second chartered flight from Muscat to Hyderabad and Deccani Wing is in the process of arranging more chartered flights to Hyderabad in the coming days, according to Nalli Hari Babu of Indian Social Club.
Oman’s budget airline Salam Air is operating repatriation chartered flights to India, with most of them headed for Kerala.
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