According to an official, the final group of students from Tripura who were stuck in the conflict-affected region of Manipur have returned home on Monday.
A team from the Tripura government helped evacuate these 16 students, who arrived at the Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport, which means 239 students of Tripura were rescued in total from Manipur across 5 separate batches.
Amidst the ethnic conflict in Manipur, there has been a significant surge in air fares for all routes connecting Agartala.
In continuation of the sincere efforts to help the students of Tripura studying in Manipur, Chief Minister Prof. Dr. Manik Saha has arranged special flights to bring back the students from violence affected Manipur.
Tripura government led by Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha on Friday spoke to Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and requested for special aircraft arrangements.
In that context, the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation has announced the decision to operate an additional commercial flight from Imphal to Agartala. The flight will reach Agartala from Imphal at midnight today.
Two review meetings were held yesterday in this regard under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Professor (Dr.) Manik Saha.
Senior officials including Chief Secretary JK Sinha and Director General of Police Amitabha Ranjan were present.
Later, the Chief Minister held a discussion with the parents of the students studying in Manipur.