Puri said reasons for the mishap are being investigated and it will be premature for him to speculate on what the precise cause of the accident was.
Air India Express aircraft overshot runway in rainy conditions, split into two pieces: Puri on Kerala flight mishap
The Civil Aviation Minister said relief teams from Air India and Airports Authority of India (AAI) are being immediately dispatched from Delhi and Mumbai.
Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launched 'CREDAI Awaas App' and NAREDCO's online portal 'HousingforAll.com' through a video conference.
Puri said that after resuming domestic flight operations post-COVID-19 lockdown, there have been 840 departures with over 74,000 passengers handled.
Domestic services in India were suspended in March due to the coronavirus lockdown and resumed on May 25.
From 3,000 daily flights pre-lockdown, Indian airports now handle just a few hundred amid restrictions
Domestic services were suspended in India due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown and resumed after a gap of two months on May 25.
The government will be able to facilitate NRIs who are struck in India to return, much before international air travel is resumed, Puri said during a ‘Facebook Live’
Puri said that the government will try 'to start a good percentage of international civil aviation operations, if not complete international operations'.
Limits on air fares set in seven bands as per flight durations: Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri
Hardeep Singh Puri said each band would have its specific lower and upper limits of air fare, and the first such band will consist of flights that are of less than 40 minutes duration.
In its standard operating procedures (SoPs), the state-run firm also asked passengers to install the Aarogya Setu mobile app without which they won't be allowed entry into the terminal building.
Not up to Centre alone, states should be ready to resume passenger flights: Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri
All scheduled commercial passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 25, when the Modi government imposed lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The Avitaion minister, while addressing a virtual press conference, said private Indian airlines may join the repatriation effort after May 13.
The IndiGo flight 6E9121 was operated by two pilots and four cabin crew members and all 139 passengers aboard the IndiGo aircraft tested negative for the coronavirus prior to the flight.
The civil aviation minister said that these killings are a grim reminder of the atrocities that continue to be inflicted upon religious minorities in some countries.
Suwasara MLA Hardeep Singh Dang claimed his statement was in the context of seeing the CAA and the NRC 'separately' and 'not defined together'.