291 Indians arrive at Delhi airport from Libya

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New Delhi, Feb 26 (PTI) Around 291 Indians, evacuatedfrom the trouble-torn Libya, arrived tonight in a special AirIndia flight from Tripoli at the IGI airport here.

The Ministry of External Affairs and DelhiInternational Airport Limited made arrangements for thearriving passengers in the now closed Terminal 2.

"T2 has been set-up by the DIAL within two days andthe terminal will remain operational for next two weeks," asenior MEA official said.

Telephone facilities and railway reservation counters,apart from Balmer-Laurie counter for booking in Air Indiaflight for onward journey, have been set up in the terminal.

Resident Commissioners of 12 states, including Kerala,Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, were present in theterminal to help the people of their states for their onwardjourney.

Apart from these, 15 corporate houses, which havetheir units in Libya, have been asked to help the arrivingIndian nationals, the officials said, adding adequate numberof buses and taxis have been made available.

In order to help the traumatised people, who arecoming back from civil war-like situation, doctors have beenavailable to counsel the evacuees.

"Our mission in Egypt is co-ordinating with ourembassy in Tripoli to ferry the Indian nationals to Egypt fromwhere they can fly out to India from Cairo," Foreign SecretaryNirupama Rao said.

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