The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Monday announced that no domestic commercial airlines will fly from Tuesday midnight in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19.
“The operations of domestic schedule commercial airlines shall cease operations with effective from the mid night 23.59 IST hours on 24/3/2020,” the Ministry said in a statement.
Airlines have to plan operations so as to land at their destination before the given time on the given date.
“Airlines have to plan operations so as to land at their destination before 2359 hours on 24/3/2020. The restrictions, however, shall not apply to cargo-carrying flights,” it said.
India has already suspended international flights for a week.
The number of coronavirus cases in country rose to 433 on Monday.
On Sunday, the government also announced the cancellation of all passenger trains till March 31.