Maharashtra govt says no to resuming flight operations, will continue lockdown till May 31

 

The state government has said that there was no consultation with the Centre before the decision of resuming domestic flight operations was made.

Mumbai, May 23:

Maharashtra government has said that there is no decision to let flight operations start from Monday in the state, adding that there is no change in policy as of now and the lockdown remains the same till May 31.

The state government has said that there was no consultation with the Centre before the decision of resuming domestic flight operations was made.

It said that the state needs time to decide on the Standard Operating Protocols (SOP) over air travel, adding that “outside airport, everything becomes state government’s responsibility”.

Therefore, the Maharashtra government has decided to wait for a discussion with the Center over before changing lockdown protocols for flight operation.

Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Puri had announced on Thursday that India will start domestic flight operations in a “calibrated manner” from May 25.

Earlier this month, in a communication to airport managers across the country, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) had asked all airports to be prepared to handle flight operations.

 

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