2 more flights for Indians in Kyrgyzstan
Following complaints from some students, the government on Wednesday said two more chartered flights would begin operating to bring those stranded in the riot-hit south Kyrgyzstan. HT reports.delhi Updated: Jun 17, 2010 01:51 IST
Following complaints from some students, the government on Wednesday said two more chartered flights would begin operating to bring those stranded in the riot-hit south Kyrgyzstan.
The Indian mission in Bishkek will also issue emergency exit pass to those who don't have the money to pay for the tickets to reach India.
"A couple of chartered flights are likely to operate within the coming days between Bishkek and India. We are hopeful that all students who wish to travel back to India will be able to do so," said Vishnu Prakash, spokesperson of the ministry of external affairs.
The India embassy has offered to buy tickets for students who may be facing temporary financial difficulties.
The spokesperson also emphasised that the Indian mission had made arrangements for the stay of the evacuated Indian nationals at the students' hostels in the International University of Kyrgyzstan in Bishkek.
"In such cases, as per the government rules, the passport is handed over to the mission, which issues an Emergency Certificate and procures a one-way ticket to India. The individual, who avails of the facility, repays the money to the government in due course and gets his passport back," he said.