IndiGo Said On Friday That It Will Be Operating 60 Per Cent Of Its Domestic Flights On Sunday When ‘Janta Curfew’ Would Be In Force.
PTI|Upgraded on: 20 Mar 2020, 11: 20: 16 PM
IndiGo To Operate Only 60 Per Cent Domestic Flights (Representational Image) (Picture Credit: Submit Picture)
IndiGo stated on Friday that it will be operating 60 percent of its domestic flights on Sunday when ‘Janta curfew’ would remain inforce As the airline company has actually seen decrease in need due to the pandemic, it will be operating 25 per cent less domestic flights for now.
“On Sunday 22nd March, in line with the Janta curfew announced by the Prime Minister on 19th March, the airline will be operating approximately 60 per cent of its normal domestic schedule, in order to accommodate those with urgent travel requirements on that day,” the airline company stated.
“Going forward, responding to the various travel restrictions imposed worldwide, most of our international flights are suspended and additionally, given the reduction in domestic demand, we are trimming our domestic India operations by approximately 25 per cent for now,” it added.
In this “fluid” scenario, IndiGo stated it will continuously review operations to match capability to require.
Early today, the Delhi City Rail Corporation (DMRC) revealed that its services will be closed on Sunday in view of the ‘Janata curfew’.
It is worth discussing here that the overall variety of coronavirus cases in the national capital on Thursday increased to 16, according to the Delhi Health Department.
Requiring “resolve and restraint” to combat coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked the whole nation to observe ‘Janta curfew’ on Sunday.
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In an almost 30- minute national broadcast, he asked individuals to remain inside and work from home as much as possible while highlighting the threats of coronavirus, stating the world has actually never ever seen a crisis as severe as this.
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First Released: 20 Mar 2020, 11: 20: 16 PM