March 2, 2021

West Bengal Urges Centre to Cease Flights to State from Covid-19 Hotspots for two Weeks



Representative file photo of Kolkata Airport.

Consultant file photograph of Kolkata Airport.

Expressing concern over rise in variety of COVID-19 circumstances, West Bengal Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha wrote to ministry secretary PS Kharola on Tuesday and requested him to contemplate the priority raised by the state authorities.

The West Bengal authorities has requested the Ministry of Civil Aviation to droop flight companies to the state from COVID-19 hotspots like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai, Indore, Ahmedabad and Surat for 2 weeks from July 6.

Expressing concern over rise in variety of COVID-19 circumstances, West Bengal Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha wrote to ministry secretary PS Kharola on Tuesday and requested him to contemplate the priority raised by the state authorities.

“West Bengal can be witnessing a steep rise in circumstances. A lot of circumstances has been reported from individuals coming within the state from outdoors with an infection. The federal government of West Bengal has determined to cease a curtail motion of incoming flights and trains into the State,” mentioned the letter.

He requested the Centre to not schedule any flight to West Bengal from excessive prevalence locations like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune,Nagpur, Chennai, Indore, Ahmedabad and Surat and to cease motion of flights from these cities to Kolkata or Bagdogra for 2 weeks beginning July 6. “I additionally request you to limit the variety of flights to Kolkata, Bagdogra and Andal from different cities to a frequency of as soon as per week for every airline beginning July 6 to July 31,” the letter mentioned.