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Flights at Delhi airport’s T2 to resume from July 22: IndiGo

NEW DELHI: Delhi Airport’s Terminal 2 (T2) could soon resume operations. While Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) did not give a date, India’s biggest airline IndiGo said T2 will resume operations from next Thursday (July 22).
“Flight numbers 6E 2000 – 6E 2999 will arrive and depart from Terminal 2, Delhi, starting July 22, 2021. Please check your flight number and terminal before leaving for the airport for a hassle-free journey,” IndiGo website says.
On their part, DIAL officials did not give a date to T2 resumption of operations but said the same could happen within this month.
“We were handling a peak 1.2 lakh passengers daily (domestic and International, arrivals and departures) this February which was the highest since Covid outbreak last March-end. During the second wave, this number crashed to 30,000 and post the second wave we are currently at about 60,000 passengers daily,” said the official.
DIAL had suspended operations at T2 from May 18, 2021, and IGIA’s T3 alone was being used for by all international and domestic passengers, — like April-September 2020. Now with the second wave waning, although fears of third one lurking, traveller numbers have started to pick up.
Some states have begun relaxing RT-PCR testing requirements for fully or partially vaccinated domestic travellers.
Maharashtra, for instance, issued an order Thursday dropping a negative RT-PCR test report condition for both domestic and international arrivals into the state for people who have taken both jabs at least 15 days before they arrive there.
“…persons who have been vaccinated with both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and 15 days have lapsed since the administration of second dose of the vaccine and is in possession of the final vaccination certificate issued through the COWIN portal then such persons be exempted from mandatory requirement of possessing a negative RT-PCR report on their entry into the State. It is clarified that this exemption is applicable for domestic as well as international passengers,” the order says.
“It is mandated that, despite this exemption order in place, all passengers, irrespective of status of vaccination must scrupulously follow Covid Appropriate Behaviour (wearing mask, frequent sanitizing of hand, maintaining social distancing etc.) at all times. The time interval of the validity of the RTPCR test for all other persons will now be 72 hours instead of 48 hours,” Maharashtra order says.
Similarly other states have begun relaxing testing conditions for vaccinated domestic travellers.



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