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West Bengal Govt Allows Resumption of Daily Direct Flight Between Kolkata and Delhi

File photo of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

File photo of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

Currently, Kolkata-New Delhi flights are available thrice a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, due to a ban on direct flights from six metros with high COVID-19 prevalence.

The Bengal government on Monday gave its nod for resumption of daily direct flight services between Kolkata and Delhi, an official statement said. "Daily direct flights in Kolkata-Delhi sector allowed with immediate effect," a statement issued by the state Information and Cultural Department said.

Currently, Kolkata-New Delhi flights are available thrice a week — Monday, Wednesday and Friday, airport officials said. The state government had in July imposed a ban on direct flights from six metros with high COVID-19 prevalence, including New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.

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Later, the restrictions were relaxed and the government allowed flights to arrive from these cities thrice a week.

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first published:December 14, 2020, 19:49 IST