Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Tripura Government Lowers VAT on Aviation Turbine Fuel for Alluring Private Carriers

Guwahati: Tripura already was suffering a lot due to the non-availability of air transportation as some of the carriers had stopped providing service to the state. Now the ones that are prevailing in the state have created another headache for the passengers as suddenly the airfares have rocketed sky-high, making it troublesome for the passengers to afford flight bookings.

Not only has this problem irked the people of Tripura, but the Chief Minister of the state Biplab Kumar Deb too have pondered over the issue and has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu. But sadly, that has also not worked as no solution to the air transportation issue has been found yet.

As very few flights are currently under operation in the Agartala airport, there has been an acute shortage of tickets. As stated by the travel agencies, the scaling back of operations by private airlines to and from Agartala has triggered a huge shortage of tickets, leading to an about six-fold increase in ticket prices.
An Airports Authority of India (AAI) official states, “After Jet Airways and SpiceJet suspended their operations to Agartala, IndiGo and Air India have also reduced their flights, resulting in a huge crisis.”
20/11/18 Sentinel Assam