All scheduled commercial passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 25 when the Modi government imposed a lockdown to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Every passenger has to fill a declaration form in which he or she has to inform the airport authorities about his/her health and residence status. The incorrect declaration can lead to penal action.
A DGCA order said the that the lower and the upper fare limits for the first band is Rs 2,000 and Rs 6,000, respectively.
The Aviation Ministry said there will be no physical check-in at the airports, adding only passengers with confirmed web check-in can enter the airport premises.
Independent experts believe that decision to resume domestic flight operations from May 25 has been taken under pressure from private operators, as the government hasn’t given any bailout package to the aviation sector.
All airports and air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from 25th May, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri said.
The resumption of the domestic airlines at a time when the cases of Coronavirus continue to surge comes with several unprecedented challenges.
The minister said in an interview to Outlook that domestic flight operations may start even before May 15.
The minister also assured the airline staff that their requirements would be foremost and factored in whatever arrangement is decided with the successor.
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