India today said all steps necessary for timely movement of Indian citizens from Qatar capital Doha will be ensured in view of Eid as there is a ban on Qatar carriers by some middle-eastern nations. In a series of tweets, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said he and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj are in touch over the issue.
Civil Aviation Ministry has asked Air India and Jet Airways to operate additional temporary flights to Doha to meet the massive demand ahead of Eid.
Mr Raju said, Jet Airways will run an additional flight on 22nd and 23rd June between Mumbai and Doha. He said, Air India Express will operate an additional flight on Thiruvananthapuram-Doha and Doha-Cochin sectors from 25th June to 8th July.
The move comes after Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj discussed the matter with Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju earlier this week.