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Report: 31 flights including Air India, SpiceJet To evacuate over 6,300 Indians from Ukraine by March 8

Notably, Air India, Air India Express, IndiGo, SpiceJet and the Indian Air Force will operate their flights for ‘Operation Ganga’ to evacuate the stranded nationals.

Report: 31 flights including Air India, SpiceJet To evacuate over 6,300 Indians from Ukraine by March 8
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As the war between Russia and Ukraine continues to rage, India has further intensified its efforts to bring back the stranded citizens from the war-torn country. Official sources close to the development told news agency PTI that over 31 evacuation flights will be operated to neighbouring countries of crisis-hit Ukraine and will bring back more than 6,300 Indians stranded in the eastern European nation.Also Read - Watch: Union Minister Smriti Irani's 4 Different Ways Of Welcoming Stranded Indians From Ukraine

Notably, Air India, Air India Express, IndiGo, SpiceJet and the Indian Air Force will operate their flights for 'Operation Ganga' to evacuate the stranded nationals.

Giving more information, the sources said that from March 2, over 21 evacuation flights will be operated to bring back the Indians from Bucharest in Romania, while 4 will be from Budapest in Hungary.

Further, 4 flights will be operated to bring back people from Rzeszow in Poland and 1 flight from Kocise in Slovakia. Indian Air Force will be bringing back Indians from Bucharest.

Together, the planned 31 flights – from March 2 till March 8 – will be coming back with more than 6,300 people, they said.

The sources further added that Air India Express and SpiceJet planes have a capacity for around 180 people while Air India and IndiGo can carry up to 250 and 216 passengers, respectively.

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