98 Andhra Pradesh expats have returned from Sudan under Operation Kaveri

Some returnees who did not come through government assistance availed of evacuation facilities arranged by their employers.

ByPTI

Published May 06, 2023 | 12:15 PMUpdatedMay 06, 2023 | 12:15 PM

Expats return to India

The number of Andhra Pradesh expatriates who returned from strife-torn Sudan safely to India rose to 98, said Andhra Pradesh Non-Resident Telugu Society (APNRTS) chief executive P Hemalatha Rani on Friday, 5 May.

Out of the 98, 97 have returned to their hometowns, while the remaining one person is expected to reach Vijayawada on Saturday, 6 May.

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“Of all the people who landed at airports in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kochi, Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad, the AP government has returned 63 of them to their hometowns via air and roadways at its own expense,” said Venkat S Medapati, president of APNRTS, in a statement shared by the society.

Medapati noted that some returnees who did not come through government assistance availed of evacuation facilities arranged by their employers.

Operation Kaveri

The evacuation, which is part of the Union government’s ‘Operation Kaveri’, was coordinated by Andhra Pradesh Bhavan additional resident commissioner Himanshu Kaushik, APNRTS, district officials, and others, for bringing back people from the southern state stuck in the Sub-Saharan country.

According to official data, nearly 3,000 people have been brought back to India from the African nation.

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