India Club in South Africa helps 1500 Indians to go back home
The Indian Embassy in South Africa aided India Club in arranging flights
The India Club, a South Africa-based organisation, has partnered with Emirates Airlines and together they are sending Indians stranded in South Africa back to India.
A report published in The Times of India says that India Club is arranging special repatriation flights along with Emirates Airlines which is offering cheaper flights to India.
So far, the club has sent around 1500 people back to India as part of their repatriation drive, the report said. Out of the flights they have arranged so far, three flights have landed in Mumbai while the rest landed in Bengaluru.
Giving a statement to The Times of India, Mayur Akole, the Project Director of India Club said, “Several tourists, businessmen and students were stranded. Most of the companies are in lockdown and survival was difficult for some of their Indian employees.” He further told the publication, “We managed to arrange flights for all of them and send them back home.”
According to The Times of India, The Indian Embassy in South Africa and the High Commissioner also helped the club in making all the flight arrangements.
The club continues to receive demands from more Indians stranded in South Africa while some South Africans stranded in India are also willing to come back, The Times of India reported.