Govt may extend airfare caps beyond August 24 if necessary: Aviation secy

The federal government-imposed upper and reduced boundaries on airfares might be extended beyond August 24, based on how the problem turns out to be, Aviation Secretary P S Kharola stated on Saturday.

The federal government resumed domestic passenger flights from Might 25 immediately after approximately two months of suspension to battle the coronavirus outbreak. But it placed reduced and upper boundaries on airfares based on the length of the flight.

It had stated on Might 21 that these boundaries would be in area for a time period of three months.

“Relying on how the problem turns out, the fare band might have to altered beyond that (August 24) also. But suitable now, it is only for three months,” Kharola stated at a push meeting below.

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Worldwide passenger flights continue to remain suspended in the state.

Nevertheless, the federal government began Vande Bharat Mission on Might six to assist stranded people achieve their places by specific flights.

Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri stated at the meeting that for the duration of section three and section four of the mission, private domestic airlines have been authorised to operate 750 worldwide flights to repatriate people stranded amid the coronavirus pandemic.