Only 110 Keralites affected by the Nitaqat policy of Saudi Arabia have come forward to get free air travel facility offered by the State government for their return. In view of the shortage of applicants, the government has changed its plan to charter flights to bring back Keralites hit by the policy.

Instead, the applicants will be offered free tickets on commercial flights, Minister for Non-Resident Keralite Affairs K.C. Joseph said on Tuesday.

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