International flights to remain suspended till July 31
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a circular on Friday extending the suspension on scheduled commercial international flight operations to and from India till July 31.
 
The development comes exactly a week after the suspension on oversees air services was extended till July 15.
 
The regulator said the validity of the earlier circular has been extended till 11.59 p.m. IST of July 31.
 
"However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case to case basis," the circular read.
 
Last month, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that re-commencement of international flight services will depend on factors like 'border acceptance' norms in the arriving country and the traffic demand.
 
That time, he hinted at the prospects of bilateral bubble arrangements, which will allow some international operations between countries.
 
At present, healthy demand for evacuation flights have been witnessed in the North America-India sector.
 
Passenger air services were suspended on March 25 due to the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of Covid-19, although domestic air services has resumed in a phased manner from May 25.
 
Currently, airlines are only allowed to deploy 45 per cent of their total capacity.
 
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    Mumbai lashed by heavy rain, traffic hit
    In the current season's first major downpour, rain lashed vast areas of Konkan, including Mumbai since early Friday morning, hitting road traffic movement in several parts of the city, officials said.
     
    Heavy showers, often accompanied by thunder, were witnessed in Mumbai and the suburbs, besides Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts.
     
    Most parts of south Mumbai received between 4 to 6cm of rain, resulting in waterlogging at some spots and hindering traffic flow, said the BMC Disaster Control.
     
    Flooding was reported in Cuffe Parade, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Worli, Dadar, Parel, Chira Bazaar, Masjid Bunder and surroundings.
     
    In the suburbs, waterlogging was reported in Andheri forcing closure of the subway, and vehicle movement had slowed down in Borivali, Malad and Jogeshwari areas.
     
    Though Mulund, Bhandup and Powai also received good rain, there were no reports of any disruptions of normal life so far.
     
    The IMD Mumbai has forecast very heavy rain in Mumbai and Konkan over the next 24 hours, with warning to people not to venture outdoors unless necessary.
     
    The IMD has issued an Orange Alert for most of the coastal Konkan on Friday-Saturday-Sunday, besides north and south Maharashtra.
     
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