Wednesday, November 22, 2017

After IndiGo Refuses Payment In Rupees For Food, Man Goes To Cops

New Delhi: A man who flew on an international IndiGo flight has complained to the police that the crew refused to accept payment in Indian currency for the food he bought. In a complaint filed with Sarojini Nagar police station in south Delhi, Pramod Kumar Jain alleged that the no-frills carrier has in not accepting rupee notes "dishonoured" the national currency, new agency PTI reported. He was flying from Bengaluru to Dubai in the IndiGo flight on October 10.

Mr Jain said he boarded IndiGo flight 6E95 at 7:20 in the morning and decided to order breakfast. "I placed the order but the crew refused to accept the payment in the rupee... IndiGo is an Indian company and I too am an Indian," Mr Jain said in his police complaint.

IndiGo in a statement said its crew did not break any rule by not accepting rupee notes on the international flight as it has clearly mentioned so in the on-board sales menu, and the policy is in line with the Foreign Exchange Management Act. The airline said it has asked the Reserve Bank of India to allow higher on-board sales in rupees (above Rs. 25,000) and is "in active discussions with the authorities in this regard."
22/11/17 Debanish Achom/NDTV