New Delhi, The Directorate General of Civil Aviation, DGCA has taken a tough stand regarding the increasing cases of Corona. The DGCA has tightened its stand against those who do not wear masks at airports and during air travel. The DGCA has said that passengers who are not wearing masks should be treated as ‘uncontrolled’ and should be deboarded before the plane takes off.
Significantly, these instructions have been issued due to the increase in corona cases in the last few days. The DGCA said on Wednesday that the CISF personnel deployed in security will implement the rule of masks. Any passenger who refuses to comply may be disembarked before takeoff of the aircraft. Keep in mind that this has been issued by the DGCA after taking an order from the Delhi High Court to take a strict stand against the passengers refusing to follow the Kovid safety measures.
Significantly, in its order of June 3, the High Court had said that the corona epidemic is not over yet and if passengers refuse to follow the protocol despite repeated reminders, then according to the Ministry of Health and DGCA guidelines, they will be punished. Action should be taken. The court had said that such passengers can be physically removed, put on the ‘no fly’ list or handed over to the security agencies for further action.