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Bengal Wants Flights From 8 Cities Stopped From July 6, Writes To Centre

Bengal mentioned the curbs ought to apply on all three airports of the state — Kolkata, Andal and Bagdogra.


Bengal, the place coronavirus is surging, has determined to maintain out folks from exterior the state particularly locations the place the an infection is rampant. The state authorities has written to the Centre, asking that incoming flights from eight cities be stopped for 2 weeks, beginning July 6. The checklist consists of Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai, Indore, Ahmedabad, and Surat, sources mentioned. The state additionally requested for an total cut-down on the variety of flights, suggesting that just one flight every airline be allowed per week from July 6 to 31.

The curbs, it mentioned, must be relevant in all three airports of the state — Kolkata, Andal  and Bagdogra.

“West Bengal is also witnessing a steep rise in cases. A large number of cases has been reported from people coming in the State from outside with infection. Government of West Bengal has decided to stop or curtail movement of incoming flights and trains into the State,” the letter learn.

Bengal has had greater than 17,000 instances of coronavirus, the place the utmost numbers are from Kolkata, adjoining Howrah and the district of North  24 Parganas.

With greater than 80,000 instances of coronavirus, Delhi has the second highest numbers within the nation, subsequent to Maharashtra, the place the majority of 1.74 lakh instances are reported from Mumbai. Tamil Nadu has the third highest variety of instances, a bit of which ae situated in state capital Chennai.

Earlier, a number of states together with Karnataka and Tamil Nadu had imposed restrictions on folks coming from Maharashtra or different states the place the an infection fee was excessive.

But the most recent tips — introduced to roll out the second section of unlocking the nation yesterday — the federal government had barred such a transfer.

While states and Union Territories, based mostly on their evaluation of the state of affairs, could prohibit sure actions exterior the Containment zones, or impose such restrictions as deemed crucial, “There shall be no restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods”, the Centre mentioned.

“No separate permission/ approval/ e-permit will be required for such movements,” the rules learn.

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