TS ready to receive 2350 stranded passengers from abroad: Somesh Kumar

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Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar held a review meeting on the arrangements to be made to receive the Indian Nationals stranded abroad who are coming to Telangana by special flights beginning tonight.

The Chief Secretary said that the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued orders regarding the movement of Indian Nationals stranded in foreign countries and issued certain Standard Operating Protocol.

The Chief Secretary informed that 7 flights from 6 Countries with about 2350 passengers are likely to arrive in Hyderabad. The Chief Secretary directed the officials to make arrangements for Institutional Quarantine, medical screening at the airport and coordination with the Nodal Officers designated by MEA (Ministry of External Affairs).

He informed that as per GoI guidelines, the incoming passengers have to undergo institutional quarantine at their own cost. He directed the officials to coordinate with the hotel to prepare packages for their 14 days stay to suit the budgets of different travellers. He also directed that medical teams should be arranged to undertake their regular check-up. Transport arrangements from the airport to quarantine centres were entrusted to MD, TSRTC.   

Spl. C.S., Health & Family Welfare Smt Shanthi Kumari, Prl. Secretaries Sunil Sharma and Vikas Raj, Addl. DG, Law & Order Jithender, Secretary, PR & RD Sandeep Kumar Sultania, Secretary, Social Welfare Rahul Bojja, Commissioner, GHMC Lokesh Kumar, CP, Cyberabad Sajjanar, Commissioner, Panchayat Raj Raghunandan Rao, Commissioner, Commercial Taxes Smt Neetu Prasad, Director, Protocol Arvinder Singh, Officials of Airport, Immigration and others attended the meeting.