As India’s moves to evacuate stranded Indians from Ukraine gather pace, the Andhra Pradesh government is setting up facilities to assist people from the state upon their arrival in the country.
Principal Secretary and Chairman of the State Task Force Committee, MT Krishna Babu, said Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had ordered to set up reception centers at airports in Mumbai and of New Delhi to receive and assist students returning from Ukraine and bring them back to their country of origin.
Speaking to the media here on Saturday, Krishna Babu said the state government had created a master list with the details of students in Ukraine collected from various hotline numbers and APNRT data and l had shared with the Indian Embassy and the Ministry of External Affairs.
He said two flights were coming from Bucharest, one of which would land in New Delhi and the other in Mumbai. He added that the Ministry of External Affairs communicated that 22 Telugu students are being repatriated in the two flights but three of them belong to the state.
He said the flight from Mumbai will arrive at 6 p.m. on Saturday and the flight from Delhi at 2 a.m. on Sunday. Separate teams were formed to receive them, Krishna Babu said.
Rama Krishna, Inspector General of Enrollment was in charge of receiving the students at Mumbai Airport and Senior Resident Commissioner Praveen Prakash and Addl. Resident Commissioner Himanshu Kaushik will receive the students in New Delhi.
Arrangements are made for the accommodation of the evacuees and their free travel to their place of origin by the state government.
Krishna Babu said that they shared the latest advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Ukrainian people and advised to follow the same.
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