New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: As the end of the third phase of the nation-wide lockdown is just a day away, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) on Friday issued an advisory to the passengers, hinting at the possible resumptions of the domestic flight services, during the fourth leg of the lockdown.

‘Carry a hand sanitizer, wear a mask and register on the Aarogya Setu mobile application, maintain 4-feet physical distance from co-passengers, do web check-in’, are some of the guidelines issued by the Airport Authority of India in its advisory for the passengers.    

Taking to Twitter, the authority tweeted, "With the possibility of resumption of domestic flights soon, AAI has released some steps that must be followed so passengers are fully geared up while travelling. Wear a mask, carry a hand sanitizer, keep docs handy and register on #AarogyaSetuApp”.

The Airport Authority of India looks after the development and maintenance of the airports across the country and reports to the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

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The domestic and international flight operations were suspended in March, days before PM Modi had announced the nation-wide lockdown to contain the spread of the virus. Now with more the 2 months of the closure, the government is mulling to resume the domestic flight operations from and to the green zones only, during the fourth phase of the lockdown which will come into effect from May 18.

Speculations were also made last month that that the flight carriers will start accepting the bookings from May 4 when the second phase of the lockdown was scheduled to end, however, the government dismissed the claims and said that it had not taken any decision on resuming flight operations.

"The Ministry of Civil Aviation clarifies that so far no decision has been taken to open domestic or international operations. Airlines are advised to open their bookings only after a decision in this regard has been taken by the Government," Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had tweeted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday indicated that the lockdown rules will be further eased in the fourth phase that starts from May 18.

"Corona is here to stay, experts say. But we cannot let our lives be controlled by corona. We will have to live with it. We will wear masks and maintain physical distancing but not give up on our dreams," he said in his address to the nation.

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"Lockdown 4 will have totally different rules and will be based on suggestions by the states. The new measures will be announced by May 18. We will fight and move forward by following rules," he had added.

Posted By: Talib Khan