As many as 288 folks stranded within the USA and UAE arrived on the worldwide airport on board two Air India flights right here on Monday as a part of the off-shore evacuation drive of Indian Residents beneath the Vande Bharat Mission in the course of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Whereas 118 folks returned from San Francisco within the US, the opposite 170 got here from Abu Dhabi, sources on the GMR-led Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Airport mentioned.
Air India flight AI 1617 from San Francisco through Mumbai landed within the morning whereas the AI 1920 at 8.50 pm, they mentioned.
To facilitate the arrival passengers and plane crew, the airport has stored the worldwide arrivals and your entire stretch proper from aerobridge to arrivals ramp totally sanitised and fumigated.
The airport additionally enforced the social distancing amongst passengers proper from the aerobridge to throughout the terminal, the sources added.
All arriving passengers and plane crew have been introduced out from the plane in a batch of 20-25 folks every.
Every passenger or crew member was screened by the thermal cameras positioned on the aerobridge exit beneath supervision of the Airport Well being officers (APHO) as per the directives of the Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare previous to Immigration formalities.
After the well being screening of passengers, CISF personnel of their protecting gears escorted the group of passengers to immigration clearance, they mentioned.