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Tripura: 6 flights to operate from May 25, schools likely to open from June 1


: 6 flights to operate from May 25 and schools are likely to open from June 1 while classes may resume from June 15. All preparations are in full swing

Enewstime Desk, Agartala, May 23, 2020: 

Amidst lockdown 4.0 domestic flight services across the country including Tripura is set to resume from May 25 in a calibrated manner. From in Tripura, six flights will operate initially. In another development, Education department of Tripura is gearing up to open schools from June 1 and contemplating to conduct classes from June 15. State Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said this in Agartala on Saturday.

On resumption of flight services, Nath said, “Initially, six flights will operate from Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport.”  

Meanwhile, all preparations for resuming the flight services have been taken to ensure social distancing and other guidelines as per SOP.

Addressing media, Nath said the state government has planned to resume functions of schools from June 15 next.

He said, “the schools which remained closed for a long time following the COVID19 situation will open from June 1 next. We are taking preparations to start classes by June 15.”

He said the state government is taking to steps to ensure sanitization of the schools and availability of drinking water in the schools sans this facility.

Speaking to media, he said “total 11,011 helpers cum cook are working under mid-day-meal scheme in various schools. The government will provide Rs. 250 to each of them for hand gloves and masks. Besides, sanitizer and soaps will be arranged for the students.”

He continued, “2563 schools don’t have running water facility. The government is planning to arrange two water tanks having storage capacity of 250 litter for such schools each by June 6 next. The estimated government expenditure for this purpose is Rs. 1,53,18,000.”

Meanwhile, the Education minister also greeted the people of state on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr. He also appealed for celebrate the event by maintaining social distancing.

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