New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Centre has given permission to Iran-based Mahan Air for evacuating Indians stuck in the Middle Eastern country due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
As per plans, two ferry flights will evacuate around 600 Indians from Iran.
The first flight will evacuate Indians from the Middle Eastern country on March 24, while the second flight will be operated March 28.
According to highly placed sources, all these Indian nationals have tested negative for Covid-19.
Presently, only Mahan Air and Iran Air operate flight services between India and Iran. However, last month, the services of these two airlines to India were discontinued to prevent the spread of the global pandemic.
Earlier, Mahan and Iran Air evacuated Indians from the Middle Eastern country on March 13 and 15.