Thursday, November 10, 2016

Banned notes fly out of pockets at city airport

After the government asked airlines to allow manual air tickets, the domestic terminal saw crowds of passengers wanting to book tickets using Rs 500/Rs 1,000 notes.
Meanwhile, however, the passengers preferred travelling through application-based aggregators rather than prepaid taxi services available in the airport.
One could see long queues at airline ticket booking counters as people lined up for booking tickets. The long queue in the Indigo airline counter at the domestic terminal saw people waiting for more than an hour, which also led to fights among themselves and with the counter staff. Chetan Kedia, one of those waiting in the queue said, “I have been standing in the line for one and a half hours. There were arguments as all the members of a family had blocked the line in order to purchase a huge number of airline tickets.” The airport however saw a drop in passengers using prepaid taxis at the terminal. The authority, though, was accepting payments via debit and credit cards.
10/11/16 Neha L.M. Tripathy/The Asian Age