New Delhi: In light of potential terror threats to the Amarnath Yatra in Kashmir, national carrier Air India on Sunday announced to cap the fare at Rs 7,000 for all flights to and from Srinagar till August 15.
Earlier, the airline had capped the fares at Rs 9,500 and later reduced it to Rs 7,000.
“In view of the prevailing circumstances, Air India has decided to cap the fare at Rs 9,500 for all Air India flights to and from Srinagar till 15th August,” the airline posted on Twitter.
An advisory by the Jammu and Kashmir government, asking tourists to leave the Valley in light of potential terror threats to the Yatra, has led the Central government and the aviation regulator to convene high-level meetings with air transport operators to consider the option of mounting additional flights to ferry tourists out of the Valley.
Airlines flying to Srinagar have started offering fee waivers on ticket cancellations for flights to and from the airport. Additionally, travel operators have indicated that people have started cancelling upcoming trips to the region.
04/08/19 Indian Express