Bhubaneswar: A special Air Asia flight carrying stranded people of Odisha from Mumbai arrived at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) on Wednesday. Besides, two more special flights of the air carrier are scheduled to arrive at the airport later in the day today.
Airport officials said the Air Asia flight from Mumbai arrived at BPIA at 8.25 AM today. Besides, two more flights will bring people stranded in north-east region back to the state today- one from Imphal is scheduled to arrive at the airport here at 2.40 PM and another from Guwahati at 11.30 PM. This is over and above the usual flights coming everyday.
Meanwhile, a team of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) along with officials of Health Department, Commissionerate Police and airport authority has made arrangement for thermal screening, stamping and registration of passengers. Besides, intensive counselling and awareness drive on quarantine period, self care, home quarantine, paid quarantine facilities and referral of critical cases are being carried out at the airport.
This apart, officials have been deployed to ensure hassle free transit of passengers to their destinations. Coordination with line departments and district authorities is also being maintained under the initiative, said airport officials.