The Mamata Banerjee-led administration in West Bengal has no points if native trains and metro rail companies are resumed within the state and has even allowed resumption of flight companies from six cities to Kolkata that had been suspended since July 6.
The chief minister additionally introduced that there could be full state-wide lockdown on September 7, 11 and 12. The state authorities, which was earlier planning to reopen colleges on September 5 if the Covid-19 scenario improved, mentioned that colleges and faculties would stay closed until September 20.
“Flight companies from six cities have been suspended. From September 1, flight companies to Kolkata from the six cities might resume and may function on three days. We can not permit full resumption of flight companies as of now,” Banerjee mentioned after a cupboard assembly.
Flights to Kolkata from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai and Ahmedabad have been stopped from July 6 because the state authorities stepped up efforts to comprise the unfold of the coronavirus pandemic. The dates have been prolonged a number of occasions.
“We now have no drawback if Metro needs to renew companies in and round Kolkata after sustaining bodily distance (between passengers). Native prepare companies may begin in a phased method – one fourth at a time. We now have no drawback. Railway authorities can communicate with us,” Banerjee mentioned.
After months of deliberations, the Centre is lastly prone to permit resumption of Metro companies from September 1, when the fourth part of unlocking financial actions will start, folks acquainted with the event mentioned.
The federal government is contemplating opening native rail transportation from the primary week of September. Officers of the Union authorities had earlier informed HT that modifications have been being labored out on how one can resume Metro companies.
“Complete lockdown could be enforced on September 7, 11 and 12. If the scenario requires extra lockdown-days the dates could be introduced later in September,” mentioned a senior official of the state authorities.