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Madurai couple’s mid-air wedding flouts Covid-19 norms, DGCA de-rosters SpiceJet crew

In a video that has now gone viral on social media, the Madurai couple was seen getting married on a plane with their friends and relatives around them.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 25, 2021 11:17:51 am
tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu lockdown, Madurai wedding, mid air Madurai wedding, Madurai couple flout lockdown viral video, twitter reactions, indian express, indian express newsSince being shared online, the clip has gone viral and prompted angry reactions online.

As India deals with the devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, severe curbs have been placed on public gatherings, including weddings ceremonies, to avoid the spread of the virus. A couple from Madurai decided to tie the knot up in the air to hoodwink the restrictions, and ended up flouting the Covid-19 norms in the process. DGCA has now asked for a report and the crew of the SpiceJet flight has been taken off duty for the inquiry, reported ANI.

In a video that has now gone viral on social media, a Madurai couple was seen getting married on a plane with their friends and relatives around them. They had booked a SpiceJet flight during which they flew from Madurai to Bengaluru. The wedding was solemnised during the flight. A video of the wedding function, which was conducted on the plane in complete disregard to Covid-19 norms, went viral on social media.

In the 7-second clip, shared by user @DonthuRamesh, the couple Rakesh-Dakshina and the people around them are seen without any facemasks and were not observing any social distancing.

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Since being shared online, the clip has been widely circulated on several social media platforms and prompted angry reactions online with netizens slamming the couple for flouting Covid norms.

According to a SpiceJet spokesperson, SpiceJet Boeing 737 from Madurai to Bangalore was booked by a travel agent in Madurai on May 23 on the pretext of a joy ride for a group of passengers post their wedding. “The client was clearly briefed on Covid guidelines to be followed and denied permission for any activity to be performed on board,” SpiceJet spokesperson told the indianexpress.com via email.

“The group was repeatedly briefed on the safety norms to be followed by the operating cabin crew and advised to follow the protocols laid down by DGCA including restrictions on photography and videography,” they added stating that as the passengers did not follow Covid guidelines, the airline will be taking appropriate action as per rules. DGCA has also initiated an inquiry, as per reports. Tamil Nadu remains under lockdown till May 31 to stem the spread of the disease.

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