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Airlines slammed by DGCA for overcharging

Last updated on: November 22, 2010 12:43 IST

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In a blow to airlines overcharging travellers during peak season, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has made it mandatory for airlines to publish details of all-inclusive fares on the first day of every calendar month.

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Earlier this month, the fare from Mumbai to New Delhi was hiked to Rs 35,000. Pulling up airlines for unfair pricing, it was issued a directive to maintain transparency in tariffs.

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"All the scheduled domestic airlines will have to furnish a copy of the route-wise tariffs across its network in various fare categories, in the manner it is offered in the market to the DGCA on the first day of every calendar month. Any significant and noticeable change in the established tariff so filed with DGCA shall be reported to DGCA within 24 hours of effecting such changes," the DGCA said in a statement.

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The DGCA has also asked airlines to maintain a record related to tariffs in its office and publish airfares on their websites or in newspapers.

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This will help people find out if the airfares are more than the highest level for travelling during a particular period, DGCA said.

From December to January, the airfares are likely to rise by 20 per cent.


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