Friday, August 25, 2017

BJP MP says airlines exploiting NE travellers, seeks PM help

New Delhi: A BJP MP today sought the prime ministers intervention in putting a cap on airfare to the Northeast as he claimed that the airlines have been "exploiting" travellers by "unreasonably" increasing fares, taking undue advantage of floods in Assam.
The BJP lawmaker from Tezpur, Ram Prasad Sarmah, said airfares to the Northeast have spiralled by four to six times of normal fares in many cases, leading to resentment in the minds of the people.
The "unreasonable and exorbitant increase of airfare by airlines by taking undue advantage of natural calamities caused by unprecedented floods in Assam" has caused untold miseries to the people of the region, he said in the letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Seeking the prime ministers intervention, Sarmah requested him to take steps for "putting a cap on the airfare on hourly basis of flight so that the airlines do not resort to exploitation of the people taking undue advantage of natural calamities, crises and helplessness of the people".
24/08/17 PTI/India Today