April 14 has become the most awaited day to many Indians! While it stood as the last day for the Corona lockdown across the nation, speculation over the government resuming the commutation networks went rife. Clearing the air, aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri stated that the airlines are free to take ticket bookings from passengers for any date after April 14.
Addressing the reporters in a video conference, the minister also informed that any international flights to bring Indians stranded abroad will also operate only after April 14, once the nationwide lockdown is lifted. “International flight services will also start operating in the phased manner after evoking the lockdown. The airlines will also be allowed to carry consignments from Hong Kong and Shanghai to India,” said the aviation minister.
This statement came hours after the Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba said that the government currently has no plans of extending the lockdown span. Meanwhile, the Indian Railways has also started taking bookings for passenger trains from April 15 onwards.