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Jet airways grounded: Delhi HC asks Aviation ministry to reply on redressal for stranded

5/1/2019

New Delhi, Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to Ministry of Civil Aviation and Directorate General of Civil Aviation for filling a reply regarding refund of money or alternate travel arrangements for passengers who had booked tickets with Jet Airways. Jet Airways on April 17 last month, suspended all its international and domestic flights, after the airlines failed to fetch interim funding from the banks. The High Court issued notice after hearing a plea filed by consumer rights activist Bejon Kumar, plea seeking direction from concerned Ministry and Department for refund or alternate arrangements for passengers who were left stranded. The petition said that the sudden suspension of air services of Jet Airways has resulted into a major crisis for passengers. “More than 1,000 scheduled flights had been cancelled by Jet airways and the respondents are sitting ideal and leaving the common passenger to their fate…. Additionally, the passengers/consumers have to not only purchase alternative tickets at highly exorbitant cost but also go through lots of anxieties and mental agony,” the petition further said. The High Court Division Bench, presided by Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice A J Bhambhani, asked Ministry of Civil Aviation and Directorate General of Civil Aviation for filling the reply and adjourned the matter for further hearing on July 16.

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