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Aviation Ministry strict after Odisha incident, DGCA will keep an eye on ticket price

New Delhi. After the train accident in Odisha, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has become strict about the increasing price of air tickets. The ministry has said that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will keep an eye on the ticket price. In an hour-long meeting with the Airlines Advisory Group, Civil Aviation Minister and Steel Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia discussed the issue of airfares. Scindia expressed concern over the increase in fares on certain air routes in the country.

Along with this, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said that in the event of a disaster, the airlines will have to keep a close watch on the prices of tickets keeping in mind the humanitarian conditions so that the sudden increase in the prices of tickets in that area can be controlled. In view of the gruesome train accident in Balasore, Odisha, the government has also advised the airlines to provide free cargo services to the relatives of the deceased.

Airline companies have kept the fares at a higher level
With GoFirst Airline going into bankruptcy resolution process, the fares on the routes they operate have skyrocketed. Apart from this, the airline companies have kept the fares at a higher level on other routes as well. Resentment is being seen on a wide scale regarding this. This meeting was called to provide relief from the difficulties faced by the air passengers in such a situation. In this, the airlines have been asked by the government to keep an eye on the increase in the price of air tickets at their own level.

Air fare system will be monitored
The Ministry of Civil Aviation said in a statement issued after the meeting that the airlines were asked to make a system to keep the fares at a reasonable level at the time of booking tickets. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will also keep an eye on the air fare system.

Government frees air fare from regulation
At present, the government has freed air fare from regulation. In this way, airlines have got the right to fix the prices of air tickets. The ticket prices of any airline are determined by many levels. The aviation market in the world is growing rapidly. At the same time, the number of domestic air passengers in India is also increasing continuously. According to the latest government data, domestic airlines carried over 1.28 crore passengers to their destinations in the month of April.

Tags: dgca, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Odisha Train Accident

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