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Amid coronavirus crisis, states set to ground Centre's flight plan

Maharashtra blocks operations; others suggest quarantine for passengers

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The Maharashtra government told MIAL that till such time that it plans and fine-tunes airport operations, there should be minimum possible domestic flights from the state.

Archis MohanArindam MajumderAneesh Phadnis New Delhi/Mumbai
The Union government’s plan to resume domestic flights from Monday has run into rough weather, with several states suggesting at least a week-long quarantine for airline passengers and some others resisting commercial air transport altogether during the lockdown. For instance, Maharashtra has made it clear that the resumption of flights would not be possible during the lockdown. Following that, Mumbai — a key destination for domestic air travel — will fall off the network. It may be the same for Kolkata as well. The West Bengal government has said it’s busy handling the aftermath of the cyclone and would write

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First Published: May 24 2020 | 12:16 AM IST

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