The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has booked 3,343 rooms in 88 city hotels to accommodate stranded Ind who will return from around the world starting Friday, an official said here.
Around 1,900 Ind shall be brought back to Mumbai, in seven special flights being operated since May 7 to and from various destinations worldwide, and the incoming passengers would be sent for compulsory 14 days quarantine.
The flights shall be arriving from Bangladesh, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, United Kingdom and USA, said BMC Spokesperson Vijay Khabale-Patil.
As a precaution, all the passengers would be sent to quarantine where they will undergo COVID-19 tests and if found Positive, they will be admitted to hospitals for treatment.
Among the hotels booked for them are 2, 3, 4 and 5 star categories, besides serviced apartments, and budget hotels, he said.
( With inputs from IANS )