THURSDAY, MAY 14 UPDATE:
On May 12, the 26th special flight with stranded Canadian travellers left Amritsar for Toronto and Patel tweeted: “Two more flights tomorrow night from Delhi and Amritsar and more throughout the week bringing stranded Canadians home.”
And on Thursday, Patel tweeted: “Two more special flights left India last night, from Delhi and Amritsar, another 700+ stranded Canadian travellers will have landed safely in Canada, that’s now 28 special flights & the 29th flight leaves Amritsar in an hour.”
THE Canadian High Commission is warning Canadians and Permanent Residents to beware of frauds and scams.
It tweeted: “Fraudsters may impersonate our officers. Do not get fooled by fake social media profiles & websites. Verify all info re: flights against e-mail messages we send you. Contact us at India.Consular@international.gc.ca if you suspect any fraudulent activity.”
It also tweeted that Air India “has announced commercial evacuation flights from India to destinations including the US & UK from where Canadians may connect to [Canada]. For flights details see: http://airindia.in. Those interested should contact @airindiain directly, not the [Canadian] High Commission.”
On Saturday, the high commission tweeted that 25 flights from Amritsar, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, have taken Canadians home from different parts of India.
It added: “This week, flights will depart from Ahmedabad/Delhi/Amritsar.”
The 25th flight from India took off from Amritsar on May 8.