Friday, October 30, 2020

AAI revises guidelines as Bengal cases spike

Kolkata: With a sudden spurt in active Covid cases in the state, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has announced updated guidelines for domestic passengers travelling through Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) in Kolkata and Bagdogra airport in Siliguri which are witnessing promising passenger footfall with each passing day.

The Kolkata airport which handles a considerable number of passengers among other airports in the Eastern region, has been witnessing promising footfall since resumption of flights in endMay. The airport authorities announced that more than 31,000 passengers travelled through the airport on 28 October. A total of 13,260 passengers arrived at NSBI airport while 18,508 departed. About 126 flights departed while 127 flew in passengers.

The AAI announced at both Kolkata and Bagdogra airport , passengers shall undergo mandatory health screening at departure point and only asymptomatic passengers shall be allowed to board a flight. Same is applicable at arrival point but asymptomatic passengers shall be let go with the advice of 14 day quarantine and inform the medical officer if symptoms develop. 

30/10/20 Statesman

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