Domestic flights from May 25 in Dimapur
Dimapur, May 23 (EMN): After the Ministry of Civil Aviation announced that all domestic flights will be resumed on May 25, Nagaland is preparing to welcome passengers from other states starting Monday.
Speaking to Eastern Mirror, the director of Dimapur airport, Mughavi Zhimo, informed that bookings for Air India flight from Kolkata to Dimapur opened on Saturday and within three to four hours, 70% of the tickets were sold.
“Many have opted to come back to Nagaland, but everyone should also comply with the guidelines; public should not come to the airport to pick the returnees or have any form of contact at the airport,” Zhimo cautioned.
The director also shared that as per ministry guidelines, the aircrafts that land in Dimapur would be sanitised before departure.
“Normally, the aircraft is parked for 45 minutes but now as per guidelines, it will be parked for two hours so that it can be sanitised thoroughly,” informed Zhimo.
Further, the director informed that there are enough stock of PPE and proper sanitisation equipment as of now, after the state government as well as the regional headquarters provided the airport with necessary supplies.
Another addition the Dimapur airport has set up are the fibreglass barricades at different areas such as the ticket counter, check in and others, he informed.
“The fibreglass barricades will help in non-contact between passenger and staff also,” said Zhimo and added that from the airport till the car park, social distancing boxes have also been placed.
“The details of all passengers will be taken at the airport after which, as per protocol, they will be transported to the Agri Expo for quarantine,” informed Zhimo. He appealed to all passengers to download the Aarogya Setu app.
According to a notice issued by the director general of Civil Aviation (DGCA), for Nagaland sector, Air India will operate three times a week: Monday, Wednesday and Sunday; while Alliance Air will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.