Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government has asked the Air India to operate more budget services to the Gulf sector, chief minister V S Achuthanandan said on 11 July.
Replying to a calling attention on the problems being faced by Non-Resident Keralites, Achuthanandan told the state Assembly that the state carrier, which has budget service Air India Express, has been asked to operate more such flights.
On the general amnesty policy declared by United Arab Emirates, he said two officials have been deputed to help those who wanted to avail the facility. These officials would arrange travel facilities by preparing the necessary documents, he said.
The State government is in touch with embassies in Gulf countries to help Keralites now lodged in prisons there, he added.