Highlights:

  • Flights operational at the Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose airport to remain suspended on July 25 and 29 due to reinstructed biweekly complete lockdown in different places across the state
  • The announcement regarding the cancellation of flights for every biweekly complete lockdown is still not made, but there may be a probability
  • CM expressed her concern over declaring that flights are one of the main reasons behind the sudden spike in the Covid-19 outbreak in the capital city

The West Bengal Government declared a reinstructed biweekly complete lockdown in different places across the state on Thursdays and Saturdays. As requested by the CM, the Civil Aviation Ministry decided that the commercial flights are operational at the Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose airport to remain suspended on July 25 and 29. The lockdown imposed in the state aims to break down the chain of Covid-19 transmission.

An official stated that the announcement regarding the cancellation of flights for every biweekly complete lockdown is still not made, but there may be a probability. He also added that the state government will make a further announcement for the same. The previous week the government made an announcement regarding banning of flights to Kolkata from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Nagpur, and Ahmedabad which will stay effective till July 31.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her concern over declaring that flights are one of the main reasons behind the sudden spike in the Covid-19 outbreak in the capital city. She is aiming to keep in check the numbers of affected in these lockdown days and conduct a thorough sanitization process throughout.

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