Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra took to Twitter to share a glimpse of future air travel. Much has changed at airports and inside planes for passengers and crew after domestic flights resumed after two months of nationwide lockdowns.
Company chief Anand Mahindra shared in-flight footage of airline staff and passengers wearing protective gear. In one of the images, airline personnel can be seen wearing PPE (personal protective equipment) kits and headgear to cover their faces. While the other image shows the passengers wearing masks, rubber gloves and IndiGo helmets covering their faces.
“If you had shown me these photos just six months ago, I would have assumed they were taken on the set of a sci-fi movie …” Anand Mahindra tweeted.
Shortly after sharing the images, netizens took to Twitter and expressed their opinions. Anand Mahindra’s tweet has garnered 14.6,000 likes and 1.4,000 retweets since sharing.
One Twitter user wrote: “We’re in a sci-fi movie …”
Another user said: “Anand Sir, it’s fiction turning into reality seems ………….”
“Really real sir … the current situation looks like a friction film only. I couldn’t imagine the same with such advanced medical facilities,” one of the users tweeted.
Another tweet read: “Passengers on a SPACE X flight, on a mission to Mars. !!!!!”
People at the airport were seen respecting social distancing standards. The thermal control of passengers was also carried out by the authorities. Airport workers were seen disinfecting passenger luggage.
Yesterday, the veteran industrialist said the lockdown extensions were not only economically disastrous, but also created another medical crisis. “Lockdown extensions are not only economically disastrous, as I tweeted earlier, but also create another medical crisis,” Mahindra said in a tweet.
Mahindra, who previously proposed a full lift after a 49-day lockdown, further said: “The choices are not easy for policymakers, but an extension of the lockdown will not help.”
He said: “The number (of coronavirus cases) will continue to increase and the focus must be on the rapid expansion of field hospital beds with oxygen lines.”
He added: “The army has enormous expertise in this area”.
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