New Delhi: With the Railways resuming partial operations, the federal government is reportedly mulling resumption of domestic flights as a part of the gradual easing of the nationwide coronavirus lockdown.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is predicted to talk about this difficulty throughout his assembly with the Chief Ministers of all states and union territories on Monday.
Officials from the Civil Aviation Ministry had visited the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on Sunday so as to take inventory of preparations in case the federal government decides to restart flight operations.
“When we open up schedule flights, it will be in a calibrated and graded manner. If I stick my neck out, it may restart at 25 per cent and increased gradually by 10 per cent in a graded manner,” Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri was quoted as saying by TOI.
According to sources, domestic flight operations might resume in a partial method round May 15.
However, the resumption may even see new, stricter protocol for airways passengers.
According to sources, obligatory reporting time on the domestic check-in counters could also be elevated. At current, passengers are required to report not less than 45 minutes earlier than the scheduled departure time.
It can be anticipated that the usage of masks, face shields and gloves can be made obligatory.