The Delhi High Court issued a notice to the airlines on Wednesday on the petition filed in relation to returning the fares to the travelers affected by the temporary suspension of Jet Airways or to ensure an alternative means of travel. In the petition, the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the DGCA have been asked to give directions.
Response from Jet Airways
The bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice AJ Bhambhani also asked to file an affidavit with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), seeking a response from Jet Airways on the matter. The High Court has fixed the next hearing on July 16.
These instructions of the court have come on the petition filed by the activist Bejan Kumar Mishra. It said that a sudden suspension of the aircraft by Jet Airways caused a big crisis for the passengers, who had not been informed earlier.
These instructions were given to DGCA
Ministry and DGCA have been requested to direct all affected passengers to return the entire rent repaid for air tickets, along with a direction to adopt a quick disposal system to make available an alternative means of travel to reach reasonable compensation or destination.
Passengers have to suffer financial losses
The petition filed by advocate Shashank Dev Sudhi and Shashi Bhushan said, “It is known to all that all the rival airlines have increased airfares too much and the helpless passengers are not only facing financial losses, but also mental trouble is being faced. ‘
Quoting the news of the media, it said that because of the non-refund of tickets, more than 360 crore rupees of the passengers were trapped.