Around 70 students are stuck at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Imphal due to violence in Manipur. The Andhra Pradesh government is working to bring them back in a special flight. They are coordinating with the Union government to make sure that the Telugu students are safely brought back home. The Civil Aviation Department officials will inform the Andhra Pradesh Government about the timings of special flights to be operated for shifting the students.
Families of the stranded students have requested the Andhra Pradesh government to send a special aircraft to evacuate them. They are worried about their safety, and want arrangements similar to those made by the Telangana government. The Andhra Pradesh government has opened a helpline and control room at AP Bhavan, New Delhi to provide assistance to students in Manipur. The helpline numbers are 011-23384016 and 011-23387089.
A list of 100 students stranded in Manipur has been released by the Andhra Pradesh government. Out of these, 23 students are studying at Central Agricultural University, Imphal, while the rest are studying at NIT, Imphal. The Resident Commissioner, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Aditya Nath Das, has requested escort and security for the safe passage of 150 students from Andhra Pradesh. Contact has been established with the families of 100 students. The Resident Commissioner has also sent a letter to Rajiv Bansal, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, to arrange flights for the safe passage of 150 students.