West Bengal government allows daily Kolkata-Delhi direct flights

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Updated: December 14, 2020 10:22 PM

At present, New-Delhi flights are available thrice a week because of the ban imposed on direct flights from high prevalence places to Kolkata.

Months after stopping direct flights from Delhi to curb the spread of coronavirus, the West Bengal government on Monday gave its nod for daily direct flight from Delhi to Kolkata. “Daily direct flights in the Kolkata-Delhi sector allowed with immediate effect,” the state Information and Cultural Department said in a statement.

At present, New-Delhi flights are available thrice a week because of the ban imposed on direct flights from high prevalence places to Kolkata. Six cities were Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur, Indore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, and Surat.

The West Bengal government had in imposed a ban on direct flights from six metros in July with high COVID-19 prevalence. Later, the restrictions were relaxed and flights were allowed to arrive from these cities thrice in a week.

More details awaited

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