As domestic flight operations resumed across the country on Monday (May 25), it was time for five-year-old son Vihaan Sharma to meet his mother after a long gap of three months.
The boy who had been stuck in Delhi due to the COVID-19 lockdown travelled alone to Bengaluru on a plane from the national capital. Carrying a ‘special category’ pass, he was welcomed by his mother at the Kempegowda airport in Bengaluru.
Karnataka:Passengers leave from Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, as two flights have landed till now at the airport. A mother who came to receive her son says,"My 5-yr-old son Vihaan Sharma has travelled alone from Delhi,he has come back to Bengaluru after 3 months" pic.twitter.com/oAOsLCi7v9
— ANI (@ANI) May 25, 2020
“Welcome home, Vihaan! #BLRairport is constantly working towards enabling the safe return of all our passengers (SIC),” authorities tweeted on the handle of Bengaluru airport.
On May 25, the airport witnessed the departure of the first passenger aircraft after two months to Ranchi that at 5.30 am with 176 passengers. The first arrival was a flight from Chennai at 7.35 am with 113 passengers.
Meanwhile, the Karnataka government has made it mandatory for passengers travelling from states, where COVID-19 cases were high, to undergo a seven-day quarantine at its centres by paying the required charges. The states include Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
However, pregnant women, children under 10 years and people over 80 years can be in home quarantine if they test negative for the disease. The same applies to persons coming from low-prevalence states.