Court notice to airlines, DGCA on high faresApril 18th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Allahabad High Court Monday issued notices to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and the management of Jet Airways, Kingfisher, Go Air, IndiGo and other private airlines for fleecing passengers by suddenly hiking air fares.
The petitioners, comprising some local activists and advocates, had sought the court’s intervention to restrain the private airlines from indiscriminately raising their fares whenever they chose to. They cited the recent case of the steep increase in air fares to Chandigarh just before the World Cup semi-final in Mohali. “Fares were raised even up to 800 percent, which was a blatant move to fleece passengers,” advocate Ashok Pande said.
Taking serious note of the petition, Chief Justice F.I. Rebello issued notice not only to each of the concerned airlines but also to DGCA.
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