The Indian government has reacted to complaints from Indian students stranded in Ukraine about non-receipt of flights. The government has lifted the ban on operating limited flights to Ukraine under the Air Bubble Agreement due to the Corona virus. The Indian Ministry of Aviation (MOCA) announced this today and said that now airlines can operate as many flights as they want for Ukraine. Also special chartered flights can be operated.
Air India announces increase in special flights
The MOCA also ordered Indian airlines to immediately increase flights to Ukraine following the cut in the number of flights. Following the decision of the ministry, Air India has announced to operate special flights to Ukraine.
The students said that even after paying three times the fare, the flight ticket is not available
Amid the prospect of an ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, about 20,000 Indian students studying there are in trouble and begging for help. Bhaskar spoke to students from Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, who are stranded in Ukraine, 5,000 km away, on Tuesday and Wednesday and asked about their movements.
The students said that the tickets of the flights have become three times more expensive and the flights are not available despite paying more fares due to very low flights. The students demanded airlift from the government.