Flights to West Bengal will be running thrice-weekly from Mumbai and Delhi, as per the latest reports. The West Bengal Home Secretary has communicated to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, stating that the operation of flights on Mumbai-Kolkata and Delhi-Kolkata routes, thrice per week. As per the new rules flights will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from Delhi and Mumbai. The flights are already running as of now, and the law came into effect on January 5, 2022. Presently, the law exists, but this could change as and when the circumstance alters. Presently, COVID cases are on the surge in the state of West Bengal, much like it is in most parts of the country. The state documented 14022 fresh cases on Wednesday, which is 4949 more than what it was a day before. The state government is now working with vigilance but is said to be susceptible to the difficulty caused to passengers. The state administration in West Bengal had before stated constraints on flights from Mumbai and Delhi. This is due to the high rate of positivity caused by the new Omicron variant. The state is presently under a partial lockdown, which implies that markets, shopping malls, and restaurants are regulating at 50 percent capacity. All businesses and establishments close at 10 pm. Additionally, entertainment parks and zoos are closed. These laws will continue until January 15. All international travelers are expected to obtain a COVID-19 test upon entrance at the airport.
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