A parliamentary standing committee on consumer affairs has asked the civil aviation ministry to put checks on “abnormal increases” in air fares.
The panel took up the issue on Monday following reports of high increase in air fare during the jat protest in Haryana. The panel headed by TDP parliamentarian J C Diwakar Reddy also expressed dissatisfaction regarding the present practice of allowing airlines to increase fare upto 10 times of the minimum.
The committee has asked the civil aviation ministry to take the views of consumer affairs ministry while making any policy decision. Sources said that some of the MPs, who are members of the panel, also shared their ordeal and experiences with airlines. The members were unhappy that the airlines have been taking fliers for a ride to make profits and there is a need to regulate them. Tracy McGrady Authentic Jersey