Indian government is working to resume regular flights
International flight operations are expected to return to normal soon, Civil Aviation Ministry Secretary Rajiv Bansal said on Wednesday.
“International flight operations should soon return to normal. We are making every effort to restore Air India’s global operations by the end of December,” he added.
“The Ministry of Civil Aviation has requested more Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) security personnel for airports from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), 3000 additional CISF personnel to provide In a phased manner, it is also proposed to deploy private security agencies for non-essential tasks at airports,” Bansal added.
Earlier, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar confirmed that the Indian government was working on resuming regular flights.
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The Indian Minister visited the India Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai on Saturday, November 13. The visit was followed by an interaction with the press in the pavilion’s multipurpose room.
Speaking to the media, Dr Jaishankar said: “We are heading towards the resumption of regular flights. This development is progressing towards normality.”
He added that India has shown resilience in handling the Covid-19 pandemic. “There are two things we are focused on – recovering from Covid and getting the economy back on track. In the coming months we will know who has been resilient and who is missing.”
It was the minister’s first visit after the pavilion was fully built and he said it was great to see it in full swing.