The Maharashtra government is toying with the idea of suspending train and flight operations to and from Delhi considering the rising coronavirus cases in the national capital, a senior official said on Saturday.
This is one of the steps being considered by the state government to control the spread of the virus, he said.
"Various measures are being discussed to control the virus spread in the state, and suspension of train and flight operations to and from Delhi is one of them," Principal Secretary Sanjay Kumar told PTI.
"In any case, no decision has been taken so far on this," he added.
Sources said that during a gathering held as of late in Mumbai it was discussed that steps should be taken to keep the spread of infection from individuals entering Maharashtra from the states that have been witnessing a spike in the number of cases.
Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally on Friday went up to 17,68,695 with the addition of 5,640 cases during the day and the death toll reached 46,511.
The national capital recorded 6,608 fresh coronavirus positive cases on Friday, taking the infection tally to over 5.17 lakh, while 118 additional fatalities during the same time frame pushed the death toll to 8,159.
The National Center for Disease Control, in a report drafted as of late, had warned that Delhi needs to be prepared for about 15,000 fresh cases of COVID-19 every day taking into account the forthcoming winter season-related respiratory problems, large deluge of patients from outside and festive gatherings