Friday, July 07, 2017

Kerala CM to meet Narendra Modi on airfare hike

Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the steep hike brought about in ticket rates by airline companies, especially during festival seasons.
Addressing a conference of MPs representing Kerala, organised here on Thursday as a prelude to raising the demands of the state in the monsoon session of Parliament beginning on July 17, the chief minister said that the assurance given by the Union civil aviation secretary in this regard has turned out to be hollow.

The union civil aviation secretary had assured that airlines would be given permission to increase the number of seats during festival seasons, when he had attended a meeting of airline companies organized here on May 15.

The chief minister said that he will meet the prime minister over the matter in August as the issue stands unresolved and the airline companies increased fares steeply during the Ramzan.
07/07/17 Times of India