New Delhi: Domestic passenger flights like the International flights, will start their operations from 15th April Midnight.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Friday that their earlier order for suspension of scheduled passenger, charter and private aircraft flight is hereby extended till 23:59 of 14th April. All domestic operators engaged in scheduled, non scheduled and private aircraft operations in India shall strictly comply with the order.
Only all-cargo, medical evacuation, and special DGCA approved flights, apart from off-shore helicopter operations will be allowed in the civilian space till then.
The 21 days lockdown in India was announced by PM Modi in his address to the nation on 22nd March, a day after various states announced lockdown.
The authorities are expecting that the spread of coronavirus will get under control during this 21-days lockdown.
An official said, “We are constantly reviewing the situation and taking all required steps in real-time”.
The initial suspension notice as released by DGCA was till the 31st March 2020. Accordingly, with this extension of the notice, all domestic and international scheduled passenger flights, charter flights and private aircraft movement are now suspended will 15th April Midnight.
On Friday, Air India also tweeted about this extension of suspension.
The tweet reads, ” In view of the 21 days nationwide lockdown, operation of all Air India scheduled International and Domestic flights stand canceled till 2359 IST of 14th April 2020. Please stand by for updates.”
As of 30th March, the no. of COVID-19 cases in India increased to 1192 with 31 total deaths reported across the country.
Kerala and Maharastra are the worst hit. The number of cases in West Bengal rose to 31 yesterday, 29th March.
The total number of COVID-19 cases has crossed 650,000 across the globe, with USA being the worst hit.
We are requesting all our readers to Stay home, stay safe.