“I thank everyone for their cooperation and help in these testing times. Together we shall overcome and emerge stronger,” he added.
India has imposed a 21-day lockdown from March 25 to curb the coronavirus pandemic. Consequently, all domestic and international commercial passenger flights have been suspended for this time period.
However, cargo flights, offshore helicopter operations, medical evacuation flights and special flights permitted by Indian aviation regulator DGCA are permitted to operate during this lockdown.
“These restrictions will be lifted once we are fully confident that the spread of the virus has been controlled & it poses no danger to fellow Indians,” the minister said.