Monday, May 25, 2020

Beginning today: Flights to and from Amritsar airport

Amritsar: Adapting to the new normal in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, Amritsar’s Sri Guru Ram Das International Airport will begin operations from Monday, but only with domestic flights, as there is an embargo on international flights till May 31.
Domestic and international flight services have been grounded since March 24, a day before imposition of first phase of the Covid-19 lockdown in India.

Airport director Manoj Chansoria said according to schedule they had gotten, the airport would get six flights daily with an additional flight on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. He said flights will be departing for Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Patna from Amritsar, whereas the decision to begin international flights would be known after May 31.

Manoj said passengers departing from Amritsar were required to do a web check-in and download the Arogya Setu app. He said they should adhere to norms, including wearing of masks and maintenance of social distancing. “We have tried to lay procedures which do not involve any touching. Departing passengers will be subjected to thermal screening and only those with normal temperature will be allowed inside,” he said, adding that all passengers would have to follow the health advisory and instructions of administration.
25/05/20 Yudhvir Rana/Times of India

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