Monday, August 09, 2021

Parliamentary panel to take up skyrocketing India-UK airfares, steep Rapid PCR test cost at Delhi airport

New Delhi: The parliamentary standing committee for Transport, Tourism and Culture (including Civil Aviation Ministry) will summon a representative from the Aviation Ministry in an upcoming meeting in connection with India-UK one way airfares skyrocketing upwards of Rs 4 lakh and the Rs 5000 steeply-priced Rapid PCR test for UAE passengers.

TG Venkatesh, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Travel, Tourism, Culture, including Civil Aviation has expressed concern over the unregulated airfares.

"The committee has taken serious note of the issues of skyrocketing fares for London and rapid PCR test cost of Rs 5000 for UAE travelers," TG Venkatesh told ANI.

The parliamentary panel will take up the above issues and discuss them in the next meeting, slated to be held on August 16.

"We do not have control over international flights and their tariffs. The committee will urge Civil Aviation Ministry to improve Air India's services globally and discuss Rapid PCR testing price for UAE travellers at Delhi Airport," Venkatesh said.

Earlier, the committee had received several complaints regarding the COVID test pricing and airfare and the member of the committee had also raised these issues in the meetings.

"Passengers have been complaining about COVID-related testing and pricing at the airport in the past as well and the committee has also received several complaints," he added.

09/08/21 Ashoke Raj/ANI/Yahoo!News

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