State Minister Nawab Malik said on Monday that 25 flights to and from Mumbai will be allowed. The new decision comes after Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced that he would have more time to start domestic flights. Maharashtra has the largest number of coronavirus cases in the country. Of the 1,31,868 Kovid-19 victims in the country, 47,190 are in Maharashtra.
“After consultation with the state chief secretary and other agencies, we have decided to grant 25 domestic flights to Mumbai airport,” Minister Nawab Malik said. He also said that the number of domestic flights from Mumbai will be increased in the coming days.
The Narendra Modi government has been making successive announcements. He criticized the declarations without consulting the states.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had said on Sunday afternoon that the state has given a “slow look” to the state government for completing preparations for the resumption of domestic flights. The Chief Minister’s Office tweeted that it will only grant temporary permission for emergency flights.
Mumbai Airport needs to be set up in time to restart domestic flights. The cities in Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune are located in the Red Zone. Uddhav Thackeray has said that the next 15 days are important for Maharashtra and the lockdown should continue till May 31.
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