Rs.151.28 crore spent on VIPs’ flights

August 18th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A sum of Rs.151.28 crore was spent on 10 flights by national carrier Air India ferrying VIPs and VVIPs during 2010-11, parliament was told Thursday.

“For VVIP flights operated during 2010-11 by Air India, the government is expected to pay an amount of Rs.151.28 crore for which invoices have been raised,” Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

According to Ravi, an amount of Rs.40.46 crore was paid to the airline for the services.

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