Government told airline companies not to increase fares abnormally for flights to Delhi

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The Civil Aviation Ministry has asked airlines to ensure that there is no abnormal increase in fares for flights operating from the national capital amid the suspension of operations at Delhi airport’s Terminal 1 following the collapse of a portion of the roof at the airport.

New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry on Friday asked airlines to ensure that there is no abnormal increase in fares of flights operating from the national capital amid suspension of operations at Delhi airport’s Terminal 1. Operations have been suspended following the collapse of a portion of the roof at the airport’s Terminal 1. Around 5 am on Friday, a portion of the roof at the old departure courtyard of Terminal 1 (T1) partially collapsed. One person was killed and at least six others were injured in the incident.

IndiGo and SpiceJet operate domestic flights from the airport’s T1. Due to the closure of T1, several flights have been cancelled and operations have been temporarily shifted to T2 and T3. On Friday, a senior official said that the ministry has asked airlines to ensure that there is no abnormal increase in fares for flights to and from Delhi. The ministry wrote on social media platform ‘X’ that airlines have been advised that no penal charges can be levied for cancellation or rescheduling of flights due to the incident.

The ministry said, “Following the unfortunate incident at Terminal 1 of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, all airlines are advised to monitor any abnormal increase in fares of flights to and from Delhi and take necessary action in this regard.” A source said that after the T1 incident, IndiGo has cancelled 62 outgoing and seven incoming flights, while SpiceJet has cancelled eight outgoing and four incoming flights.

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