MHA amends lockdown guidelines to allow domestic flights for stranded persons; more trains to ply from June 1.
– globalbihari bureau
New Delhi: Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), has amended the guidelines on lockdown measures to fight COVID-19, so as to facilitate domestic air travel for stranded persons in India. This was followed by a tweet by Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), tweet that domestic civil aviation operations will “recommence in a calibrated manner From Monday 25th May, 2020. All airports & air carriers are informed to be ready for operations from 25th May…”
Detailed guidelines for operation of airports and air travel of passengers would be issued by Ministry of Civil Aviation.
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In the meantime, railways will further partially restore train services from June 1. It will start operations of 200 passenger services as listed in the Annexure. These trains shall run from June 1 and booking of all these trains will commence from 10 am on May 21. No Linen, blankets and curtains shall be provided inside the train.
These special services shall be in addition to the existing Shramik special trains being run since 01st May and Special AC trains (30 trains) being run since May 12. Other regular Passenger services including all mail/express, passenger and suburban services shall remain cancelled until further advice.