New Delhi: Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri’s Twitter presence has gone up since the Centre started planning the resumption of the domestic flights during the fourth phase of the lockdown. The minister posts aviation updates, he even interacts with users, takes questions on Live session etc. Also Read - International Flights: You Can Travel to These Countries Once International Flights Resume Operations
On Friday, a user replied to one of the minister’s tweet, saying, “Great SIR. But international flights into Bharat shud not be allowed until August end. Otherwise it will be a second imported wave will happen.” Also Read - Domestic Flights: Resumption of Services Not Helping Much as People Are Buying One-Way Tickets | 10 Points
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The minister chose to reply to this tweet. He said, “Would you like to say that to the trolls who enrich my life on a daily basis?”
Soon, comments came pouring slamming the centre’s decision to not allow other international flights in what may come across as a monopolisation bid for Air India.
As of now, only Air India is ferrying passengers in and out of India under the Vande Bharat mission. No other flights have been allowed to resume international operations. But if the spread of the virus is the reason to limit the international operations, then Vande Bharat Mission should also be scrapped, said several Twitter users.