New Delhi: According to news reports, flights to Kolkata from six metro cities with high number of COVID-19 cases have been suspended till August 31. The initial ban was in force only till August 15.
Earlier, flight services from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur and Ahmedabad to Kolkata was restricted till August 15 amid rising cases of coronavirus in West Bengal.
In a letter addressed to the secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation PS Kharola, West Bengal Home Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay wrote: “I am further directed to inform you that the suspension of flights from the aforesaid (six) cities to Kolkata will continue till 31 August, 2020.”
The restriction of flights from the six metro cities was first put into effect for a period of 14 days from July 6. It was later extended till July 31 and eventually till August 15.