1. Air India flight delay row: Minister Gajapathi Raju says sorry

Air India flight delay row: Minister Gajapathi Raju says sorry

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday tendered an apology to all the passengers who faced inconvenience due to the delay in Air India flights.

By: | Published: July 2, 2015 6:52 PM

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday tendered an apology to all the passengers who faced inconvenience due to the delay in Air India flights.

“We apologize to all passengers who have faced inconvenience. We will avoid such incidents in future, will ensure such incidents don’t recur,” Raju said.

“Since PMO made a reference, it’s our duty to take truth upto him, let all reports come in and we will give him the truth,” he added.

His remarks come after Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju came under fire after he allegedly caused three people to be de-boarded from an Air India flight plying from Leh to Delhi.

However, the Minister has denied all the allegations and said he was not aware of the same.

Meanwhile, inconvenience was caused to passengers when an Air India flight to US was delayed by nearly an hour on June 29 after it was reported that Principal Secretary Pravin Pardeshi to Fadnavis travelling with him had not carried his passport with valid US visa.

The Prime Minister’s Office has also sought a report from the Civil Aviation Ministry on the matter.

  1. Gopalan Nair
    Jul 2, 2015 at 7:16 pm
    Politicians are the cancer of Indian society. They are self-serving and the bureaucrats who are their camp followers will bend all rules and get away with anything. They know a "sorry" or "apology" will get them off the hook.
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    1. Lakhvinder Singh
      Jul 2, 2015 at 6:43 pm
      Government wants us to give up lpg subsidy but what about their VVIPs who enjoy all kinds of privledges from road to rail to airport and parliament and where not and at the cost of common people. Government has to be uniform in their approach other all their entreaties, claims will sound hollow.
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