Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday said that 58,318 passengers flew to their respective destinations on 832 flights on May 25 till midnight and these numbers will soar higher.
Taking to Twitter Puri posted a few pictures where passengers were seen going through the health check-up process and luggage was being sanitized at the airport.
“Airports are abuzz and passengers are back in air. 58,318 passengers flew to their destinations on 832 flights on the first day, 25th May till midnight. Operations have started in Andhra Pradesh from today. These numbers are all set to soar higher,” Puri tweeted.
Airports are abuzz & passengers are back in air.
58,318 passengers flew to their destinations on 832 flights on the first day, 25th May till midnight.
— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) May 26, 2020
Meanwhile, people at Andhra Pradesh airport were seen maintaining social distancing. While thermal screening of passengers was also being done by authorities.
All scheduled commercial passenger flights were suspended in India since March 25 after the Central government imposed a lockdown to contain COVID-19. The country is in the fourth phase of lockdown which will continue till May 31.