The Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said that around 3,000 expats of Goan origin who are currently stranded abroad had registered with the state government for facilitation of their return to India. The first flight repatriating a batch of these stranded persons could land at Goa’s Dabolim international airport by next week.
He said that 800 Goan sailors onboard a cruiseliner were in touch with the state government, which is in the process of reaching the Mormugao Port Trust in the state for disembarking of its crew.
“Two more ships carrying Goan sailors are likely to arrive in Goa or at the Mumbai port,” Sawant said.
He further said that “More than two lakh people have downloaded the Aroygya Setu app in Goa. We will make efforts to communicate with those coming to Goa by trains and road to download the app before they arrive.