COVID-19 lockdown: 26 Bhutanese stranded in Bhubaneswar sent home in special flight

Bhubaneswar: As many as 26 citizens of Bhutan, stranded in Bhubaneswar due to COVID-19 lockdown,  were sent to their country from the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here in Odisha in a special flight on Thursday.

A special flight Druk Air KB293 operated from Bangalore landed in Bhubaneswar airport and flew for Paro, Bhutan with 26 stranded tourists,  an official said.

26 Bhutanese stranded in Bhubaneswar sent home in a special flight

” The flight took off at 2 PM today from Bhubaneswar. All stake holders including Customs, Immigration, CISF, and AITSL extended their cooperation for smooth transition and we ensured social distance and cleanliness in the airport,” he added.

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