Saturday, May 23, 2020

Won’t Allow Air Travel Till May 31, Centre Did Not Consult us: Maharashtra Government

New Delhi: As coronavirus or COVID-19 continued its death march in Maharashtra, the Uddhav Thackeray-led government in the state has said that it won’t air travel till the end of the month even as the central government has decided to restore domestic flight operations from May 25, Monday.

“We have not yet amended this lockdown order issued on May 19,” an official told PTI when queried about resumption of passenger flights in Maharashtra.
As per the May 19 order of the state government extending the coronavirus-induced lockdown to May 31, all domestic and international air travel of passengers, except for domestic medical services, domestic air ambulance and for security purposes as permitted by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), will continue to remain prohibited across the state.

Besides, the Maharashtra government alleged that the Centre “arbitrarily” made the decision to resume domestic flight operations and it did not consult the state on the matter.
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