NEW DELHI : In view of the extension of the nationwide lockdown, the government has decided to suspend all passenger flight services till May 3. “All domestic and international scheduled Airlines operations shall remain suspended till 11.59 pm of 3rd May 2020,” the ministry of civil aviation said in a statement.
Similarly, the Indian Railways has also announced that all train services, barring special parcel trains and freight trains, will remain suspended till the lockdown ends of May 3.
Cargo operations have, however, been permitted to continue during the lockdown.
As part of India’s war against Covid-19, the civil aviation ministry had launched Lifeline Udan flights on March 26 for movement of medical and essential supplies across the country and beyond. Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said so far over 218 Lifeline Udan flights have transported essential medical cargo to remote parts of the country.