Tribune News Service
Kolkata, July 17
Suspension of flight service to Kolkata from six main cities, together with Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai, has been prolonged for the entire month of July.
On July 4, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) had introduced that no flights would function to Kolkata from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai and Ahmedabad from July 6 to July 19.
An AAI spokesperson at this time tweeted, “the restriction on flights arriving to #KolkataAirport from 6 cities viz Delhi, Mumbai,Pune,Chennai, Nagpur & Ahmedabad has been extended up to 31st July”.
West Bengal Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha had earlier written to Civil Aviation Secretary P S Kharola to cease operation of flights to Kolkata from the six above-mentioned cities plus Surat and Indore. Sinha wrote that individuals coming to Kolkata from these “high prevalence” cities had been spreading the COVID-19 an infection.
Since there is no such thing as a direct flight arriving in Kolkata from both Surat or Indore, there is no such thing as a query of suspending flights to the Bengal capital from these two cities.
While greater than 200 flights operated at Kolkata Airport day by day within the pre-lockdown days, the quantity got here right down to day by day 65 flights solely after the airport re-opened with the resumption of service from May 25. However, the service has come right down to a trickle now with the contemporary restrictions imposed from July 6.