Domestic flights to start in a ‘calibrated manner’ from May 25, says Ministry of Civil Aviation

Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from May 25, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said in tweet.

The minster directed all airports and air carriers to be ready for operations and said that Standard Operation Procedures are being issued separately.

The announcement comes after restriction have been eased in the fourth phase of the lockdown, which will continue till May 31 and allows the states to choose the colour-code of the zones according to the incidence of coronavirus.

On the broader issues, Government of India (GoI) has allowed buses and other vehicles to run.

Metro rail, malls, gyms, cinemas and big gatherings remain barred. Workplaces and shops can function but with restrictions.

GoI has retained curfew from 7 pm to 7 am, movement of people will be allowed during the daytime.

The government, however, said people above the age of 60 and children below 10 should not go out of doors.


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