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Air passengers to pay additional Rs 5 a trip

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 04:20 hrs

Passengers will have to pay Rs 5 on every air trip and the levy will be used to fund the proposed Civil Aviation Authority.

In its 2006 audit, the ICAO had noted staff shortage in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and had said this was a serious concern. The authority will have operational and financial autonomy as well as recruitment powers.

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