Friday, July 28, 2017

Air India's 'no non-veg' policy will save it Rs 8 crore annually: Jayant Sinha

New Delhi: Debt-ridden Air India will save around Rs 8- 10 crore annually from its decision to stop serving non-veg meals to economy class passengers, the government said on Thursday.
The decision to serve only veg meals was taken to save costs, reduce wastage, improve service and also avoid any chance of mixing up meals, Minister of State Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said.
"The annual saving is expected to be around Rs 8-10 crore per annum," he said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
Sinha claimed that based on passenger and cabin crew feedback, the decision to stop serving non-veg meals was taken.
Cutting costs, the national carrier has taken various steps such as rationalization of loss making routes and 'enhanced utilization' of its new fleet.
With regards to the alleged irregularities in procurement of aircraft by Air India, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi said a FIR has been registered.
27/07/17 Times Now