Odisha Train Accident: Aviation Ministry advises airlines not to increase fares to, from Bhubaneswar
3 June, 2023 | Nishtha Gupta
Ministry of Civil Aviation on Saturday advised airline companies to keep an eye on the unusual increase in fares for flights to and from Bhubaneswar.
In the aftermath of a horrific train crash in Odisha, the Ministry of Civil Aviation on Saturday advised airline companies to keep an eye on the unusual increase in fares for flights to and from Bhubaneswar.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has advised all airlines not to raise their fares. “In light of the unfortunate accident in Odisha,” the Ministry of Civil Aviation said, “all airlines have been advised to monitor any abnormal surge in airfares to and from Bhubaneswar and other airports in the State and take necessary action.”
Furthermore, the ministry has instructed all airlines not to charge any cancellation or rescheduling fees to Bhubaneswar. “Any cancellation and rescheduling of flights due to the incident may be done without penal charges,” MoCA has advised all airline companies.
The accident occurred on three separate tracks at Bahanaga Bazar Station in the State’s Balasore district, involving the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, the Coromandel Express, and the goods train. According to the latest information from the South Eastern Railway, there are 288 casualties. A total of 56 passengers were seriously injured, while 747 were only slightly hurt.