Monday, May 25, 2020

Students, migrants take the first flight home after being grounded for weeks due to lockdown

New Delhi: As India resumed domestic passenger flights in a graded manner on Monday, hundreds of people reached the Indira Gandhi International Airport here to take early morning flights to their hometowns and workplaces.
Flight operations remained shut for two months owing to the nationwide lockdown necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Those who took first flights included paramilitary personnel, army men, students and migrants, who failed to book a ticket on special trains being run by the railways.
Many said they shelled out more to reach the airport as there were limited public transport options available.
With trains running full and inter-state buses remaining off the roads, Sandeep Singh, 19, spent Rs 5,500 to reach Delhi from Dehradun where he studies.
25/05/20 PTI/Economic Times
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