SHRC asks airline companies to file reports on airfare hike in J&K

KL Report

SRINAGAR

The State Human Rights Commission has asked all in-charges of airline companies including Indigo, Spice-jet, Air India, Go-Air, Jet Airways to file reports on airfare hike in J&K sector.

The Commission has also issued notice to director civil aviation Safder Jung, Station Airport New Delhi. The notices have been issued to the airline companies in a complaint.

The complainant has submitted grievances regarding hike in the Airfare by airline companies operating in Jammu and Kashmir sector saying that the general public as well as travel associations have also highlighted the matter. “The contents of the complaint reveal that tourism in Kashmir valley has got adversely affected by this unbridled hike,” SHRC has said in its order.

The complainant has further said that the middle class and lower class families are the main source of tourism but the sudden hike in airfare has considerably narrowed the flow of tourists to Kashmir valley in the month of March. “Besides that, usually the patients, student community and lower business class have been hit by the airfare hike which has rendered the air travel facility impossible for them,” Shuja has said in his complaint. The Commission has now listed the matter for next hearing on May 15.

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