A plea has been filed in Delhi High Court to restrict airlines from arbitrarily charging passengers for air travel.
The PIL on capping airfares urged court to direct authorities to frame "guidelines so as to put a cap on airfares and prevent the private airlines here from charging arbitrarily, irrationally and exorbitantly for air flights".
The plea which will be heard next week comes after Ministry of Civil Aviation replied to an RTI and claimed airfares are not controlled by the government.
Advocate Amit Sahni also cited an example of Rs 90000 ticket charged by airlines during Jat Agitation. He claimed if there would have been a cap, the airlines could not charged such huge amount.
"The private airlines companies have fleeced people even in emergent situation and the government has stood as a mute spectator regarding the same," the plea said, adding there is "urgent need to regulate the upper limit of airfares so that the private airlines could not fleece their customers as per their own wish."