ZT News Network
Srinagar, Feb 13: President of Kashmir Young Entrepreneurs Forum, Babar Chowdhary today called on Union Civil Aviation minister, Suresh Prabhu in New Delhi to deliberate on issues confronting the civil aviation sector in Kashmir.
According to a press statement, the KYEF, raised the issue of skyrocketing airfares and problems faced by the passengers due to cancellation of flights in last few weeks which included Umrah pilgrimage.
“Babar apprised the Minister about the recent situation due to which Umrah pilgrimages were stranded for days and no help was sent to them by anybody from the government,” the statement adds.
It states that airlines are giving rescheduled tickets after 10 days as it was not possible to make 600 aprox passengers to stay for 10 days at Delhi.
“KYEF urged the union aviation ministry to put a cap on airfares as has been done in the north eastern states to promote tourism under the scheme Udan launched by the centre government.”
According to the statement, the minister on spot ordered assured the KYEF that the government of India will redress the issues confronting the passengers.
On the occasion, the KYEF also invited the civil aviation minister to visit Kashmir and have an interaction with business and trade community.