West Bengal Lockdown Latest News: There will be no flights operating to and from Kolkata between July 25 and July 29 in view of the total lockdown imposed in West Bengal to contain the surging coronavirus cases, Kolkata Airport officials announced on Friday.Also Read - Kolkata: Fully Vaccinated Against Covid? Claim 25% Discount on Unpaid Property Tax. Details Here
Last evening, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had expressed “unhappiness” over flights being one of the reasons behind the COVID-19outbreak in the capital city, hinting at re-announcing air travel restrictions on lockdown days in the state. Also Read - Maharashtra, Karnataka, 4 Others Among 'States of Concern', Centre Rushes Teams To Review Situation
Notably, the West Bengal government had imposed a bi-weekly total lockdown, Thursday (July 23), Saturday (July 25) and Wednesday (July 29) this month, in order to keep in check the rising COVID-19 numbers and conduct thorough sanitisation work on these days. Also Read - Viral Video: Indo-French Couple Sings Kishore Kumar's Saamne Yeh Kaun Aaya, Delights The Internet | Watch
However, expressing dejection over the re-opening of air travel, Banerjee requested the civil aviation ministry to restrict all flights from 25th to 29th of the current month.