Parliamentary panel orders probe into 'unreasonable' air fare hike

Last Updated: Sun, Dec 09, 2012 12:13 hrs

New Delhi: Charging most Indian carriers with "unreasonably" hiking air fares, a parliamentary panel has sought a probe against them and recommended that any increase in ticket prices should be approved by aviation regulator DGCA in the future.

Noting that "most of the airlines operating in the country had been overcharging the passengers by increasing the air fares unreasonably", the panel sought an investigation into the fare hikes by all airlines and said those found guilty may be penalised.

It also said the excess amount the airlines have collected "by way of exorbitant passenger fares may be identified".

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