Kolkata, July 24
Flight operations on the Kolkata airport will stay suspended on July 25 and 29 amid the overall lockdown in place throughout the state on each days, officers mentioned on Friday.
“As of now, it has been decided that there will be no flight operations on July 25 and 29,” an official on the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport mentioned.
The West Bengal authorities has determined to impose a biweekly full lockdown within the state to interrupt the chain of COVID-19 transmission.
When requested if the rule can be prolonged to all these days when the overall shutdown is enforced, the official mentioned that was a chance, however an announcement on this regard can be made by the state authorities.
“Most probably, it will be extended to all lockdown days. But the state government will make an announcement. As of now, these two dates have been confirmed. No flights to operate on July 25 and 29,” the official added.
Last week, the ban on passenger flights to Kolkata from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Nagpur and Ahmedabad was prolonged until July 31. PTI