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Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport witnessing accelerated passenger traffic

With the number of new cases of coronavirus on a slow but steady decline in Maharashtra, citizens have resumed their travel and tours with Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport witnessing an accelerated passenger traffic, especially on weekends.

AIR correspondent reports that amid easing travel restrictions, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport has recorded close to 59 percent increase in passenger traffic in July 2021 as compared to June. According to an official statement, the airport played host to approximately 1.1 million passengers over 11,400 plus flights across domestic and international destinations in this past month.

With an increased flight capacity; especially on weekends, a majority of passengers were seen travelling to Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad in the domestic sector and Doha, Newark and Dubai in the international sector. Considering that a negative RT-PCR is still mandatory, over 30 counters of testing facilities have been established at Terminal 2 for international and domestic passengers. For travellers wanting a quicker result, the airport offers an express test that provides prompt and accurate diagnosis in 13 minutes.

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