Special chartered flight to fly stranded Bhatkalis from United Arab Emirates to Mangaluru on June 11

Source: S.O. News Service | By Sajjad Quazi | Published on 30th May 2020, 11:09 PM | Coastal News | Don't Miss | Gulf News |

Bhatkal: A most comforting and breathtaking news for the people of Bhatkal and surrounding regions who are stranded in Dubai and in United Arab Emirates in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak has prevailed. Mr. Atiqur Rahman Muniri, a well-known Bhatkali businessman and a owner of Nuha General Trading Company has arranged a chartered flight to repatriate them to Bhatkal and surrounding areas via Mangaluru International airport.

The flight will take-off from the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates to Mangalore Airport on June 11. Meetings in this regard have already held with the Indian Embassy, ​​Airline officials, Deputy Commissioner of Uttara Kannada and all related officials. The Deputy Commissioner said that those arriving Bhatkal from Dubai have to be quarantined in a hotel or at Anjuman Quarantine Center in Bhatkal for the first seven days, followed with home quarantine for the next seven days. If the laws in quarantine are further relaxed, then the procedure will be explained accordingly.

Mr. Atiqur Rahman Muniri informed that the hundreds of Bhatkali people in different cities of Dubai and UAE are stranded and they want to fly back to Bhatkal. But as there is no flight services from the government, when they contacted the embassy, they were told that if anyone wants to send people on his own by chartered flight, all possible help can be availed by the embassy. Upon learning this, Atiqur Rahman Muniri contacted a private airline and obtained a flight for June 11. The flight will most likely to carry 175 passengers from United Arab Emirates. The ticket fares and quarantine charges will be reasonable, it is said.

For more details in this regard, one can contact these officials immediately and confirm your seat: Jailani Mohtisham at 0505584203, Rahmatullah Rahi at 0505643432, Shehryar Khatib at 0505560640, Yasir Qasimji at 0506251833, Afaq Naite at 0505845537

Further details or passport copy etc. can be sent to this email address: [email protected]

Mr. Atiqur Rahman Muniri said that after the outbreak of the Corona epidemic, the people of Bhatkal in Dubai also had to face a lot of hardships along with the people all over the world suffering a lot. Due to the lockdown, air travel was banned on one side, while Bhatkal was declared a containment zone and people were allowed to enter Bhatkal only after being quarantined in other areas for 14 days.

Atiqur Rahman Muniri further said that many youngsters arrived Dubai on visit visas and got stuck due to lockdown. Many people came here in hope of getting jobs, but their visas expired due to lockdown. Many people have stuck for two and a half months, while many have lost their jobs, hundreds of people have not received their salaries due to the lockdown, while some people are also ill and want to go to India for treatment. Taking into account all these factors, I had decided that  arrangements should be made to send them back home by getting a chartered flight.

Bus service from Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah and from Mangalore to Bhatkal:
As the flight will fly from Ras Al Khaimah Airport to Mangalore, a special bus will be arranged from Dubai to the airport at Ras Al Khaima, as well as after landing at Mangalore Airport, a bus will be arranged from the Mangalore airport to Bhatkal. Talks have also been held with the officials of Majlise Islah Wa Tanzeem, Bhatkal, for which Tanzeem have assured of providing all possible assistance in connection with quarantine etc. Also at the official level, through Mr. Arshad Mohtasham, talks have been conducted with Deputy Commissioner Dr. Harish Kumar. It is expected that there will be no problem of any kind even at the official level.

Atiqur Rahman Muniri said that first priority will be given to those who will contact first to confirm the seat. He also said that if the list of those going to Mangalore is ready by Sunday, the list will be submitted to the Indian Embassy tomorrow and the paperwork will be completed.

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