Assam: First flight lands in Guwahati, 77 passengers deboard


GUWAHATI: After the resumption of domestic air travel, an Indigo  Delhi-Guwahati-Imphal flight landed at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (LGBI) in Guwahati on Monday morning. According to the information, 77 passengers disembarked in Guwahati from the first flight to the State.

Eight flights will land in Guwahati on Monday. On the other hand, two flights will fly to Dibrugarh.

The authorities have made necessary screening and quarantine arrangements for the passengers according to the Standarad Operating Procedure (SOP) set by the Government of Assam.

“The passengers will be quarantined or home quarantined following the SOP,” said Kamrup (Metro) deputy commissioner Biswajit Pegu who was present at the airport.

Following the SOP of the Government of Assam,  asymptomatic passengers of Kamrup (Metro), Darrang, Morigaon, Hojai will travel to one of the two nearby screening centres set up by Kamrup (Metro) district administration at Sarusajai and Kiranshree Grand, where swab sample will be taken for RT-PCR COVID-19 test prior to being taken for institutional quarantine arranged by Kamrup (Metro) district administration.

Asymptomatic passengers of other districts will travel to their respective district’s designated screening camp.

“The passengers will be taken to their home districts in ASTC buses. There will be police escort too,” said Anand Praksh Tiwari, managing director (MD) of Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC).