Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Low-cost carrier IndiGo has been fined Rs1.2 crore by the Bureau Of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) after a viral video showed passengers eating on the tarmac as they waited for their delayed flight to take off.
On January 18, the Centre issued show-cause notices toIndiGo and Mumbai Airport over the video of passengers eating on the tarmac.
DGCA, also took cognisance of the video circulating on social media and ordered Mumbai Airport to payRs 30 lakh for the violation. IndiGo has been asked to pay the amount – the highest penalty to be imposed on a carrier in recent times – within 30 days, the Bureau Of Civil Aviation Security, or BCAS, said in a statement.
Calling it a violation of apron discipline, the DGCA said, “It came to the notice of the DGCA through social media that on January 15, passengers of two IndiGo flights were on the apron for a considerable period at the CSMI Airport, Mumbai (MIAL).”