Travel agents body urges Bengal govt to withdraw ban on flights to Kolkata from six cities
| Thursday | 13th August, 2020
Kolkata: An association of travel agents has urged the West Bengal government to reconsider its decision to suspend passenger flights to the eastern metropolis from six cities with high prevalence of COVID-19 cases till August 31.
The embargo on the arrival of flights to Kolkata airport from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur and Ahmedabad was first imposed for a period of 14 days from July 6.
"We seek your approval to restart the operations as per our state's SOP (standard operating procedure)," Travel Agents' Federation of India, East, Chairman Anil Punjabi said in the letter.
Flights carrying stranded persons, students and businessmen from other parts of the country can function now," Punjabi told PTI.
Domestic flights to various tourist places can gradually be introduced when the present situation improves, he said.