Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Indigo Airlines moves NGT against banning disinfectant fumigation

New Delhi: Indigo Airlines has moved the National Green Tribunal against its order banning spray of disinfectants in aircraft while passengers are on board.

The no-frills airline has sought modification of the August 3, 2015 direction to Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to ensure that no disinfectant fumigation is carried out in plane if any person is sitting inside.

It has contended in its plea that there is a spiralling increase in dengue and malaria cases with the onset of monsoons and due to the "blanket" ban they were not able to take any step for protection and safety of passengers.

Noting the submissions, a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the DGCA and the original petitioner in the case.

The matter is listed for next hearing on June 2.
30/05/17 PTI/Indigo Airlines