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Indian students in Ukraine get free transport back home!

The Indian Embassy in Romania has asked students not to pay anybody for transportation from the Romanian border to Bucharest, the capital of Romania.

The embassy tweeted that it has actually been notified that some individuals are charging money for the transportation of Indian trainees from the Romanian border to Bucharest.

All services provided by the embassy, including travel to Bucharest, are totally free to Indian trainees, the embassy said. Please do not pay money to anyone," reads the tweet.

Arindam Bagchi, Representative for the Ministry of External Affairs, revealed in a media briefing that 8,000 Indians had left Ukraine since the very first advisory was launched. "6 evacuation flights have landed in India, restoring 1,396 students and Indian people. These are four flights from Bucharest and 2 from Budapest," Bagchi stated.

Furthermore, he said that 3 more flights will land in India in the next 24 hr, returning Indian residents. "2 amongst them will be from Bucharest-- one to Delhi and one to Mumbai-- and the third flight will originate from Budapest," he said.

An Air India Express aircraft left India on February 28 afternoon from Mumbai. It is arranged to restore 182 stranded nationals from Romania's capital.

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