Tribune News Service
Mohali, May 25
Two months after the lockdown in view of the coronavirus the Chandigarh International Airport once again became operational with a flight arriving from Mumbai on Monday morning.
The Indigo airline arrived at the airport with passengers wearing PPE kits. The passengers had to undergo screening and Covid tests conducted by teams of the health department led by Civil Surgeon Dr Manjit Singh.
Passengers Mukesh Kumar, wife and son, residents of Hamirpur in Himachal, said the situation is very bad in Mumbai with most of the coronavirus cases surfacing there. He said he was working there in a private company while his wife was doing her PhD.
Deepak Kapoor, an actor and a resident of Bathinda, said that till Sunday evening it was not clear whether the flights would run or not. He said it was known only after they received the message that they had to reach the Mumbai airport in the morning. He said they had been at their apartment for the past two months and wished to return with their parents even if home quarantined. He said they had been issued advisory by the airliner to be home quarantined for 14 days after their arrival at Chandigarh Airport.
Five flights would be arriving and departing from the airport to various destinations. A total of 13 flights to seven destinations, including Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Dharamsala and Leh would be operational from the airport.
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