New Delhi: Amid debates over a probable extension of the ongoing lockdown, Air India has reportedly asked its pilots and cabin crew to be prepared to resume operations post the lockdown — probably by mid-May this year. Also Read - Youths Perform 'Nagin Dance' As Punishment For Violating Lockdown in Rajasthan, Video Goes Viral | Watch
An internal mail, accessed by ANI, has sought crew availability and details for transport security passes for domestic and international operations. Also Read - Lockdown Extension | How to Apply For E-Pass in Bengal, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Delhi And Maharashtra. Step-by-Step Guide Here
“Dear all concerned, there is a probability to commence 25 per cent to 30 per cent operations post-lockdown in min-May 2020. You are requested to ensure and provide the following: Total number of cockpit/cabin crew residing outside municipal limits of the bases,” the communication read. Also Read - Coronavirus In India: Recoveries Surpass Fresh Cases For 5th Straight Day; Govt Says Situation Stabilising
According to the ANI report, the carrier has also asked the executive director to ensure necessary arrangements and curfew passes for the crew.
The lockdown is supposed to come to an end on May 3. But it’s unlikely that transport services will be thrown open. The lockdown, as hinted by the Centre, will continue with a few more relaxations in place.