Sunday, November 20, 2016

Air India staff refuse to accept defunct notes

Chandigarh: Air India, the flag carrier airline of India, has been accused of refusing and accepting junked notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denominations, depending on the whims and fancies of its staff here.
This came to light when the Air India city office staff refused to accept the now-defunct high denomination notes from a Chicago-based NRI, Krishan Lal Agarwal, who is nowadays on a vacation at his native place here, for rescheduling his flight while his junked currency was accepted for the payment of seat preference charges at the same time.
“I went to the local office of Air India in Sector 34 here yesterday for rescheduling my Delhi-Chicago flight from November 22 to December 11, for which I was asked to pay US $250 (Rs 16,980 Indian currency),” Agarwal told The Tribune, here today.
He said since he had been in Chandigarh before the announcement of demonetisation, he was in possession of the now-defunct Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes, which the Air India office staff had refused to accept. “I was asked to bring the new currency, which was a big challenge for me,” he revealed.
19/11/16 Tribune 
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