The Govt. of West Bengal has finally allowed flights to operate from 6 cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai, and Ahmedabad) with high COVID-19 cases from September 1 onwards.
However, flights from these cities can only be operated to the state thrice a week.
“Also, restriction on flights coming in from 6 cities, viz. Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai, and Ahmedabad, is being partially lifted from 1st September onwards. Flights from these cities can come to the state thrice a week,” the West Bengal government wrote in the letter.
The government also urged the ministry to make sure that there’s no flight coming to or going out of any airport of West Bengal on 7th, 11th & 12th September as the state will observe complete lockdown on these three days.
“Ensure that there’s no flight coming to or going out of any airport of West Bengal on 7th, 11th & 12th September because the state will observe complete lockdown on these three days,” the letter further mentioned.
Earlier, the Kolkata airport has announced an extension on restrictions of flights arriving in Kolkata from six cities–Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur, and Ahmedabad, till August 31 in view of the coronavirus crisis.
All these cities are COVID-19 hotspots and have reported the maximum number of cases in the country.
The West Bengal government had earlier announced a ban on a passenger flight to Kolkata from these cities from July 6 onwards.
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