Expat group files petition in Indian court for overpriced airfares

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Expat group files petition in Indian court for overpriced airfares

On Monday, the Delhi High Court requested a representation from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to hear a writ suit against the overpriced airline tickets on flights between India and Gulf nations.

The petition, filed by Delhi-based political group Kerala Pravasi Association, challenged Rule 135(1) of the Aircraft Rules, 1937, stating that it is vague, arbitrary, and unconstitutional.

Airlines have been charging high and prohibitive costs for travel from nations in the Gulf region to Kerala and the rest of India, according to the petition to the court.

The appeal, a copy of which Khaleej Times has seen, stated that “as a result, Indian people who seek to travel to and from these nations primarily for job, business, and education are experiencing major difficulties.”

“Resultantly, Indian citizens who wish to travel to and from these countries primarily for employment, business, and education are facing grave impediments,” read the petition.

“Furthermore, it is submitted that such unreasonable and exorbitant airfares impose restrictions on air travel as a mode of transportation and, thereby, infringe the constitutionally protected rights of the Indian passengers to or from Gulf countries,” it added. BKM/ Expat Media


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