All Indians will be removed from Hungary and Romania border, Indian Embassy in Ukraine issued new advisory

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new Delhi: The Indian embassy in Ukraine urged the stranded Indians to remain “strong, safe and alert” and said efforts were on to rescue them via the Romania and Hungary borders. The embassy said in an advisory that Indian teams are being deployed around the Chop-Zahoni border point on the Hungarian border and Chernivtsi’s Porbanye-street in Uzhhorod on the Romanian border. “In this difficult situation, the Embassy of India requests Indians to be strong, safe and alert,” the advisory said. The Embassy is also working round the clock to help the Indian community in Ukraine. According to the advisory, “The Indian government and the embassy are working on establishing an evacuation route through Romania and Hungary.” Around 16,000 Indians are currently stranded in Ukraine. The embassy advised Indian nationals, especially students living near the Chop-Jahoni and Porbane-Street border points, to work in an “organised manner” coordinating with the teams of the Ministry of External Affairs to “realize this option”. Depart. “Indian nationals traveling on their own arrangements after the commissioning of the aforesaid routes will be advised to proceed to the check posts on these borders and get in touch with the helpline numbers set up at the respective checkpoints,” the embassy said. The mission said the contact numbers would be shared once the control room is set up. The embassy also advised the students to get in touch with the student contractors for orderly movement. The embassy asked Indian nationals to carry other essentials such as passports, cash, preferably US dollars for any emergency expenses, and COVID-19 vaccination certificates. Apart from this, they were also advised to ‘take a print out of the Indian flag, if available and affix the same on vehicles and buses while travelling’.

[Attribution to NBT]

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