Monday, May 27, 2024

Parl panel to hear representatives of Civil Aviation Ministry on ‘fixing of airfares’

NEW DELHI, MAY 8: Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture will on Monday hear representatives of the Ministry of Civil Aviation on the issue of ‘fixing of airfares’.
The agenda of the meeting also includes considering and adopting draft reports on – ‘Heritage Theft – The Illegal Trade in Indian Antiquities and the Challenges of Retrieving and Safeguarding Our Tangible Cultural Heritage’ and ‘Development of Greenfield and Brownfield Airports and Issues pertaining to Civil Enclaves in Defence Airports’. The meeting of committee members to hear Civil Aviation Ministry officials on the fixing of airfares is scheduled for 3.30 p.m.
Senior YSRCP leader V Vijayasai Reddy is Chairman of Parliamentary panel on Transport, Tourism and Culture.
The meeting comes amid reports of “steep hike” in fares on flights from violence-hit Manipur even as some airlines have temporarily waived off some charges including for rescheduling flights.
People have complained that there has been a steep rise in fares on flights between Guwahati and Manipur’s capital Imphal.
Also, Go First, a budget airline, has filed an application for voluntary insolvency resolution proceedings before National Company Law Tribunal.
Go First Airlines said that the non-supply of engines by the US-based manufacturer has impacted its operations. This has impacted airfares in sectors where the airline was operating.
Parliamentary panel members said that discussing the issue of airfares is important.
“It has been seen many times that the airfares rise during summer vacations. Today officials of the Aviation Ministry have been called and discussion will take place regarding airfares”, a committee member told ANI. (ANI)