Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Parliamentary Committee suggests resuming scheduled international flights

New Delhi: Parliamentary Standing Committee on transport, tourism and culture suggested to re-start the scheduled international flights on Wednesday.

TG Venkatesh, Chairman of Parliamentary Committee for Transport, Tourism and Culture told ANI on Wednesday that, the committee is advocating for re-starting the scheduled international flights.

“We have told officials and Ministry in interactive meetings that we should allow international flights immediately to places wherever COVID cases are low and where there are islands and safe zones. Tourism dept should be restored,” Venkatesh told ANI.

Scheduled international passenger flights were suspended in India on March 23, 2020, due to the COVID pandemic. India’s aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has since extended the ban several times.

As per the earlier announcement, “the ban on international commercial flights to and from India was ending on July 31. The ban has now been extended till August 31,” DGCA said.

Currently, India is operating international flights under Vande Bharat mission and Air Bubble with several countries.

04/08/21 ANI/Siasat Daily

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