39 lakh people facilitated through vande bharat mission: Aviation Minister

Vastavam web: Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday informed that more than 3.9 million people were facilitated international travel ever since the Vande Bharat Mission was launched. Taking to Twitter, Puri shared data that showed that on December 18 (Friday) itself 8,546 Indians returned from various locations such as Sharjah, Dubai, London, Toronto, San Francisco, among others. Now in Phase-7, the mission with 23 active air bubbles has transformed into the largest repatriation mission of its kind, he said. The Vande Bharat Mission started in early May to evacuate Indians stranded abroad due to Corona Virus induced travel restrictions.