To fly or not to fly, Maharashtra yet to decide

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Maharashtra authorities is yet to decide if it could enable flight operations to resume within the state from Monday as a strict lockdown continues until 31 May.

As covid-19 instances proceed to rise unabated within the Maharashtra, authorities officers mentioned that state authorities remains to be deliberating if flight operations ought to be allowed to resume.

“The situation is fluid at present and will be decided in due course,” mentioned an official.

The authorities has nevertheless, communicated its views to Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) that until such time MIAL plans and tremendous tunes airport operations, they need to provoke minimal doable home flights from Maharashtra from May 25th that are purely emergent in nature like for worldwide switch passengers from these cities, medical emergencies, college students, and instances on compassionate grounds solely.

Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Puri had on Thursday introduced India’s airways will resume operations from Monday, together with at coronavirus hotspots of Delhi and Mumbai, which host the nation’s busiest airports.

The aviation ministry issued detailed tips for passengers, airways, airport operators and different companies that will rework the flying expertise as the main target will now be on guaranteeing bodily distance between passengers and minimizing contagion by contact and thru regularly touched surfaces.

There might be no in-flight meal providers for passengers who might be required to put on a face masks and attain the airport not less than two hours prior to departure. Only these with a inexperienced standing on Aarogya Setu app might be allowed to board.

The resumption of flights will assist ease the monetary burden on airways who had to bear excessive mounted prices amid almost zero revenues through the lockdown.

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