Lucknow: Acting on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed a social activist, the Allahabad High Court has issued notices to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, the country's top civil aviation authority, and five private airlines. The PIL seeks cancellation of airline licenses for arbitrarily spiking fares on various occasions such as the 'Jat' agitation and the cricket World Cup.
The court has given three weeks to the respondents to reply and fixed 16 May as the next date of hearing.
A division bench, comprising chief justice FI Rebello and Justice DK Arora, passed this order on a PIL filed by social activist Nutan Thakur.
The petitioner has alleged that airlines hiked fares by as much two to three times on certain occasions which went against public interest and welfare.
The court has issued notices to Jet Airways, Jet Lite India Limited, Kingfisher Airlines, Go Airlines (India) Private Ltd, Inter Globe Aviation Private Ltd (IndiGo) and also the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.