Air travel to remain suspended: Earlier, it was reported that some domestic flights might be allowed to operate in Green and Orange Zones. However, no such relaxation has been made by the MHA.
Air travel to remain suspended! All the domestic and international flights will remain suspended till May 31 as the Centre on Sunday extended the nationwide lockdown till the end of this month, considering the rising number of coronavirus cases in the country. The MHA today issued guidelines about what will be prohibited and what will open during lockdown 4.0. “All domestic and international air travel of passengers except for domestic medical services, domestic air ambulance and for security purposes or purposes as permitted by MHA,” the Ministry of Home Affairs said in its guidelines for lockdown 4.0.
MHA issues order to further extend #lockdownindia till 31.05.2020, to fight #COVID19
New guidelines have permitted considerable relaxations in #Lockdown4 restrictions. States to decide various zones, taking into consideration parameters shared by @MoHFW_INDIA#IndiaFightsCOVID19 pic.twitter.com/AeMHvowaaH
— Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs (@PIBHomeAffairs) May 17, 2020
On March 19, India had for the first time announced that all incoming international flights would be suspended with effect from March 22. Ever since, the international flights are in suspension mode. Earlier, it was reported that some domestic flights might be allowed to operate in Green and Orange Zones. However, no such relaxation has been made by the MHA. Earlier in the day, Air India said that its “flight booking are currently closed and will resume after receipt of directions from Government of India”.
— Air India (@airindiain) May 17, 2020
Not only air travel, train and metro services too will remain suspended till May 31. India has so far reported nearly 95,000 cases and over 2,900 deaths due to Covid-19. To prevent the further spread of the infection, India has decided to continue the suspension of flight and train services.