CS inspects airport as 1600 arrive on the first day of its restart

Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar with his team of officials is seen inspecting the Shamshabad airport today

Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar visited Shamshabad airport today following the beginning of the domestic air traffic services wherein over 1600 domestic passengers have arrived today on the first day.

The air traffic had come to a grinding halt across all airports in the country including Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad in the city. It has restarted its domestic services after a gap of 55 days ever since the lockdown was declared in the country due to the spread of Covid virus.

CS along with GAD Chief Secretary Vikas Raj, and RR District Collector Amoy Kumar visited the airport to inspect the arrangements made there.

Speaking on the occasion, CS informed that over 19 aeroplanes were allowed which two and fro includes 38 planes from the specified destinations. He also informed that every passenger will be tested body temperature at the arrivals and if one found anything wrong, the regular protocol in this regard will be followed. Sensors have been arranged at vantage points so that the passenger need not be touched physically. “No passenger will be sent to quarantine if found negative, he said adding that so far no one had been tested positive today”.

Somesh Kumar also made it clear that Aarogyasethu app has been made mandatory for every passenger to record his or her health status. “We are making all arrangements necessary to meet any additional requirements as the number of airline traffic likely to increase from tomorrow”, he declared.

Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and other officials at the Shamshabad airport today