West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee resumes flight, metro, and native practice companies

Shubhadeep Choudhury
Tribune News Service
Kolkata, August 26

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday introduced a partial resumption of flight operations to the state from six main cities, which included Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai.

Addressing a press convention, Banerjee mentioned, that from September 1, industrial flights from six cities might land on the airports within the state. However, operations of flights can be allowed solely three days of the week initially.

Flight companies to Kolkata from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai and Ahmedabad have been suspended from July 6 following a request by the state authorities.

West Bengal authorities had written to civil aviation ministry to cease the operation of flights to Kolkata and Bagdogra airports from the six “high prevalence” cities as a part of the containment measures in opposition to the unfold of the coronavirus pandemic within the state.

Besides the six above-mention cities, West Bengal additionally sought cancellation of flights coming from Indore and Surat.

Since there was no direct flight to the state from both Surat or Indore, the query of suspension of the service didn’t come up.

For the native commuters additionally there was excellent news from the Chief Minister as she introduced that the metro service, in addition to native practice service, might resume from September 1.

While the metro rail service caters to the requirement of commuters in Kolkata, the native practice service works as a lifeline for folks together with officegoers who come to Kolkata from varied neighbouring cities and villages each day for incomes their livelihood.

The Chief Minister mentioned that the rule relating to upkeep of “physical distance” of passengers should be adhered to whereas resuming the metro service and the native practice companies. 

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