(New Delhi)Travellers Advised To Refrain From Travel to China
As per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Cabinet Secretary held a high level review meeting on the preparedness for Novel Coronavirus with Secretaries of Health and Family Welfare,External Affairs, Home Affairs, Civil Aviation, Dept of Health Research, and representatives fromITBP, AFMS and NDMA, here today. Cabinet Secretary has held six review meetings so far.
A new Travel Advisory has been issued urging everyone to refrain from travel to China; travellers on return could be quarantined. Also, anyone with travel history of China since 15th Jan 2020 and from now on could be quarantined.
As of today, 58,658 passengers from 445 flights have been screened. Total of 142 symptomatic travellers picked up by the IDSP have been referred to the isolation facilities. 130 samples have been tested of which 128 have been found to be negative. The two positive cases found in Kerala are being monitored and areclinically stable.
The second batch of 330 passengers (including 7 Maldivan citizens)from Wuhan have arrived in India. Of these, 300 (including 7 Maldivan citizens) are housed at ITBP Chawla Camp and 30 are in Manesar. They are being effectively monitored.
Tag: Civil Aviation
[New Delhi]Balle! Balle!Amritsar To Birmingham :AI Direct Flight
Air India today launched a direct flight from Amritsar to Birmingham.
The flight will operate twice-a-week on Tuesday and Thursday with Boeing 787 aircraft.
This is the first direct flight to be operated by any airline between Punjab and the UK.
The inaugural flight was flagged off from Amritsar by Union minister Vijay Sampla, MPs Shwait Malik and Gurjeet Singh Aujla and Director- Commercial, Air India Pankaj Srivastava.
[New Delhi] Jet Airways Plane Hits Runway in Dhaka;168 Escape Unhurt
Jet Airways flight from Mumbai had a narrow escape after the tail of the aircraft hit the runway on landing at the Dhaka International airport last week.
The incident, which happened on January 22, has been reported to aviation regulator DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation).
The flight 9W-276 from Mumbai to Dhaka had 160 guests and eight crew members
[New Delhi]India Opens Market To Foreign Direct Investors For 100% Investments
Govt Opens Market For Foreign Direct Investors Coming With 100% FDI norms in civil aviation, defence, pharma
Central Government today relaxed Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) norms in a host of sectors including civil aviation, single-brand retail, defence and pharma by permitting more investments under automatic route.
Other sectors in which FDI norms have been relaxed include e-commerce in food products, broadcasting carriage services, private security agencies and animal husbandry.
“Now most of the sectors would be under automatic approval route, except a small negative list. With these changes, India is now the most open economy in the world for FDI,” said an official statement.
The decision to further liberalise FDI regime with the objective of “providing major impetus to employment and job creation in India” was taken at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.
This is the second major reform in the FDI space.
The Centre in last November had significantly relaxed the foreign investment regime. .
[Jaipur,Rajasthan]Agra Bound International Chartered Flight Diverted To Jaipur
An Agra-bound international chartered flight was today diverted to Jaipur airport in Sanganer ,
Reasons for this diversion Are Not Yet Disclosed
But It Is Confirned That The Boeing aircraft landed safely at the airport.
[New Delhi]Self Service Baggage Drop Kiosks at 13 Airports
Airports Authority of India (AAI) has initiated the process to implement self service baggage drop kiosks to resolve baggage related issues at 13 airports namely Ahmedabad, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Calicut, Goa, Guwahati, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Pune, Srinagar and Thiruvananthapuram. The process is scheduled to be completed in 2016-17.
This information was given by Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.
[New Delhi]Jet Airways to Acquire 75 Fuel-Efficient Boeing Planes
Naresh Goyal-promoted private carrier Jet Airways will acquire 75 fuel-efficient 737 MAX 8 aircraft from US plane maker Boeing.
The decision to buy new single-aisle aircraft was confirmed at the biennial Dubai Airshow today, according to a Boeing release. The deal price was not disclosed in the release.
Jet Airways will be the first airline in India to take delivery of the 737 MAX planes, it said, adding this also marks the largest order in Jet Airways’ history and supports the airline’s aircraft replacement strategy with modern planes.
The order includes conversions of 25 Next-Generation (NG) 737s to 737 MAX 8s, as well as options and purchase rights for an additional 50 aircraft,
This new single-aisle airplane will deliver 20 per cent lower fuel use than the first NG 737s and the lowest operating costs in its class.
It Endorses Jet Airways’ confidence in the long-term prospects of the Indian aviation sector, which reflects the positive forecast for the country’s economy and offers tremendous potential for growth and development,
The price tag for these planes is estimated at $240 billion.
[New Delhi]Flyers Entering India Will have to Declare Indian Currency over Rs 25k in New Customs Form
Passengers entering India will now have to declare Indian currency exceeding Rs 25,000 and LCD, LED or Plasma televisions being brought by them in the new customs declaration forms.
According to the new rules, the duty free allowance on cigarettes+cigars+tobacco has been reduced by 50 %
Also, passengers of Indian origin and foreigners of over 10 years of age residing in India and coming from any country other than China+Nepal+Bhutan+ Myanmar can bring goods worth Rs 45,000 along with them. Earlier, this limit was Rs 35,000.
All flyers coming to India will need to declare Indian currency exceeding Rs 25,000, said the Customs Baggage Declaration (Amendment) Regulations, 2015, notified on Tuesday by the Finance Ministry.
Earlier, they were supposed to declare any amount exceeding Rs 10,000 being brought by them.
The form presently has fields for declaration of dutiable and prohibited goods, gold jewellery and bullion satellite phone and foreign currency notes exceeding USD 5,000 or equivalent.
The passengers also need to mention about meat, meat products, fish, dairy and poultry products, seeds, plants, fruits, flowers, other planting material and aggregate value of foreign exchange including currency exceeding USD 10,000 or equivalent in the existing customs form.
Further, Flyers had to report to ‘Red Channel’ for payment of duty if they were carrying any such items.