India resumed domestic flights after two months
Published: 01:55 PM, 25 May 2020
After two consecutive months of shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, domestic flights in India have resumed in several states, including Delhi and Maharashtra. However, the service will be launched in West Bengal, Tripura, and Andhra Pradesh in a few days.
After a meeting with local airlines and state representatives on Sunday, India's Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri said in a Twitter post that the states had agreed to resume flights after much effort. This activity is starting on Monday.
Maharashtra, the hotspots for coronavirus infection in India, Amphan-ravaged West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh – were the main objections to reopening the aviation.
After explaining in various ways, Maharashtra has finally agreed. The service will start on Tuesday in Andhra Pradesh. The flights in West Bengal will be resumed from May 26 from Kolkata and Bagdogra. Since all their flights were connected to Kolkata, they could not launch it until it started there, according to Tripura.
It is learned that the situation in India has not come under control yet. The infection is increasing by leaps and bounds every day. In the meantime, more than 138,000 people have been infected and more than 3,600 have died in the country. Experts fear that the infection will increase as the flight has started.
The Indian government had announced a ban on domestic flights from March 25 to prevent the infection of coronavirus. These flights are finally being re-launched from May 25 with a bunch of new rules.