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MHA amends rules so you can fly within India

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) To enable domestic air passengers to fly during the current lockdown till May 31, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has amended the guidelines on lockdown measures to fight Covid-19 measures.

For this purpose, the phrase “domestic air travel of passengers” is deleted from the list of prohibited activities. This comes in the wake of Civil Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeting out earlier in the day that domestic commercial flight operations will commence from May 25 in a staggered manner.

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Puri had said: “Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from Monday 25th May 2020. All airports & air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from 25th May.”

However, all detailed guidelines for operation of airports and air travel of passengers would be issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Meanwhile, international commercial flight operation will continue to remain suspended.

–IANS

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