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Coronavirus | Ban on flights to Kolkata from six cities extended till August 31

A view of the NSCBI airport wearing a deserted look as the flight operations were suspended during a complete lockdown in Kolkata on July 29, 2020.

A view of the NSCBI airport wearing a deserted look as the flight operations were suspended during a complete lockdown in Kolkata on July 29, 2020.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Suspension of passenger flights to Kolkata from six metros with high prevalence of COVID-19 cases has been extended till August 31, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

No flights to and from Kolkata Airport on Bengal lockdown days

Earlier, the temporary restriction on the arrival of flights to Kolkata airport from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur and Ahmedabad was extended till August 15, amid the surge in coronavirus cases in the State.

In a letter to the secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, PS Kharola, State Home Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay said, “I am further directed to inform you that the suspension of flights from the aforesaid (six) cities to Kolkata will continue till 31 August, 2020.”

The embargo on flights from the six metros was first imposed for a period of 14 days from July 6. It was initially extended till July 31, and then subsequently to August 15.

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