Mangaluru, May 15 : Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers and former Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Friday suggested operations of three flights from Saudi Arabia to Karnataka every week to bring back stranded Kannadigas. He was speaking in a video conference organised by coastaldigest.com with stranded people from Karnataka in Saudi Arabia.
“Today itself I will contact the External Affairs ministry and Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to convince them of the need to operate more flights to bring back stranded Kannaidgas," Gowda added. Responding positively to delegates who participated in the video conference, Mr Gowda said, “Two things need to be done. First thing is the number of flights from Saudi Arabia to Karnataka should be increased. Second thing is to ensure that most of these flights land at the Mangaluru Airport as most of the Kannadiga expats in Saudi Arabia are from the coastal region'. (UNI)