No decision on resuming domestic or international flights yet: Centre
New Delhi : The Central Government on Sunday issued a clarification that no decision has been taken yet on resuming domestic or international flights.
The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation has asked airlines to open bookings only after a decision is announced.
Union minister Prakash Javadekar said the central government has so far not taken any decision on starting train or airline services. "It has to start one day but which is that one day you don't know at this moment. Discussion about it is futile because we are examining the situation every day and drawing new lessons," Javadekar told PTI.
The clarification comes after Air India on Saturday started taking bookings for select domestic flights on May 4 and international flights from June 1 onwards.
"In the light of the ongoing global health concerns, we have currently stopped accepting bookings on all domestic flights for travel till May 3, 2020, and on all international flights for travel till May 31, 2020," read a notification on Air India's website.
The nationwide lockdown which was first announced for 21 days has now been extended till May 3.