825 stranded Indians return in four flights
As many as 825 Indians, stranded in different parts of the world, returned to Chennai by four special flights over the night on Saturday.
A Kuwait Airlines flight from Kuwait landed in Chennai around 11 pm with 250 men, 37 women and two children. All of them are natives of Andhra Pradesh and after the clearance from authorities, they were sent to Kadappa in buses.
Another flight from Kuwait reached Chennai around 11.40 pm in which 133 men, 160 women and two kids arrived and were sent to Vellore by buses.
Similarly, an Air India special flight from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, reached around 12.30 am, in which 151 passengers including 50 women from different parts of the state arrived.
They were welcomed by the authorities and samples were collected after which 41 of them were taken to a private college in Melakottaiyur to be quarantined. The rest, who opted for the paid facility, were taken to hotels by buses.
The last flight reached around 1.30 am from Sri Lanka with 89 passengers.
Meanwhile, 24 domestic flights were operated on Sunday, carrying 5,300 passengers to other states and cities within Tamil Nadu. Similarly, 24 flights reached Chennai from other places.