Lockdown 2.0: Stuck in India, a Rs 6.7 crore plan to fly back to jobs, family in US | India News – Times of India


HYDERABAD: A big quantity of Indians working in the US, who’re caught in India as a result of of the lockdown, are placing collectively a plan, which can value a small fortune, simply to get back to the US to save their jobs. They have began pooling their assets to acquire $900,000 (roughly Rs 6.75 crore) in order that they’ll constitution a flight to get back to the US.
“When I acquired the preliminary quote of $900,000 (from a firm in California), I assumed a flight can be robust to refill, however as quickly as phrase acquired round on social media, there was a super response with many individuals saying they might pay up,” stated an H-1B visa holder from Hyderabad who’s making the preparations.
Having travelled together with his two-12 months-outdated son, who’s a US citizen, and his spouse to the nation, the H-1B holder who doesn’t want to be named stated he was ready to head back as a result of amongst different issues their journey insurance coverage couldn’t be prolonged and they might need to be house the place they’re coated throughout this time.
He is amongst tons of of H1B holders who’re caught throughout the nation and didn’t make it to US authorities-organized flights as a result of they aren’t US residents or didn’t make it the highest of the checklist for repatriations.
His correspondence with the corporate means that ballpark pricing for an Airbus A330 with 283 seats (together with enterprise seats), however 100 passengers, was $900,000 to $950,000 and for Boeing 767 with 278 seats (solely financial system) with the identical quantity of passengers can be $850,000 to $900,000.
Afraid of dropping job, individuals prepared to go to US at any value
Other potential travellers too had been getting in contact with non-public constitution flight corporations, with some saying they had been getting higher offers. The constitution flights possibility is barely in preliminary levels with no permissions but.
Several individuals contacted by TOI had been prepared to journey to the US at no matter the price.
Swaran P, who’s presently in Siddipet, stated the concern of dropping jobs is hanging heavy on many like him.
“The world economy is in shambles. We are hearing of lay-offs. Till now I have been working from India, but there are restrictions on how long someone can work from outside the country,” stated the techie.
The resident of Raleigh, North Carolina, added that most individuals caught in the nation had been mid-senior degree staff, who, in the event that they lose jobs, will solely “make the competition for Indians worse here.”
Vinod (title modified), presently in Chennai, stated, “I arrived here early March and have lost my job since. My wife, who is a dependent, is currently in New Jersey. I need to apply for a new job if I want to keep my visa status. It is as if my dreams are crashing in front of my eyes.”

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