new Delhi. Three days after announcing the resumption of domestic flight services from May 25, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday that India would try to resume a significant number of international passenger flights before August. To prevent the corona virus epidemic from spreading, the center implemented a nationwide lockdown from March 25 and the government has since suspended all commercial passenger flight services.
Puri said during a Facebook Live session that I sincerely hope that before August or September we will try to resume the operations of a not-quite-true, but substantial number of international flights.
He said I cannot tell its date (to resume international flights). But if someone says if it can be till August or September, then my answer would be why not before and it depends on the situation.
The minister said that 50,000 Indians will be brought back to the country by the end of this month under the Vande Bharat Mission, which has started from May 7. From May 7 to May 21, about 23,000 Indians have been brought back to the country via Air India and its associate Air India Express aircraft. Under the Vande Bharat Mission, a passenger has to pay to book a seat on return flights.
The minister said that if a passenger does not have a smartphone, it does not mean that he will not be allowed to travel because he does not have the Arogya Setu app. We have said that this is a consultation, if you do not have an Arogya Setu App, you can also give a self-declaration.
The minister said that if a passenger does not have an Arogya Setu app, he can get a medical certificate after checking the virus two or three days before the flight date and fill in the form saying that he is Kovid-19 negative.
This post was published on May 23, 2020 7:23 pm
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