Finally, the big day is here! Delhi Airport to resume operations from Monday - All you need to know
Finally, the much-awaited day is here! India is all set to resume its domestic civil aviation operations from May 25.
Finally, the much-awaited day is here! India is all set to resume its domestic civil aviation operations from May 25, and the Delhi airport will be handling around 380 flights on Monday. As per the directions of the Civil Aviation Ministry, domestic flight operations will resume after remaining suspended for about two months following the nationwide lockdown imposed to constrain the COVID-19 pandemic. "Delhi airport will be handling around 380 domestic flights on Monday. There will be 190 departures and around 190 arrivals," a senior government official said, as per a report in PTI.
On Saturday, the Delhi airport's operator DIAL said it has taken several measures including installation of automatic hand sanitisers at various places, putting floor markers, allocation of entry gates and check-in islands for departing passengers. These steps have been taken to enforce social distancing norms and minimize human contact at the airport, the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) said.
Meanwhile, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday said that India will try to restart a good percentage of international passenger flights before August.
While various states like Karnataka and Maharashtra announced their respective quarantine measures for passengers coming there through domestic flights, the minister said there was no need for quarantine if a passenger is showing green status on Aarogya Setu app.
The minister, while addressing a Facebook Live session, clarified again that the app is not mandatory for air passengers and they can instead give a self-declaration form.
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