1. Cauvery Issue: Vistara, Jet Airways, Air India waive off flight cancellation fees

Cauvery Issue: Vistara, Jet Airways, Air India waive off flight cancellation fees

Bengaluru is in complete lockdown after violent protests broke in the city following a Supreme Court order to release 12,000 cusecs of water to the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: September 13, 2016 8:39 PM
The passengers of three airliners, Vistara, Jet Airways and Air India, will be able to change their schedules without paying any charges. (Reuters) The passengers of three airliners-Vistara, Jet Airways and Air India, will be able to change their schedules without paying any charges. (Reuters)

Keeping in view the current scenario of Bengaluru, three major airlines have waived off flight cancellation and change fee charges for the city for a specific period of time. The passengers of three airliners, Vistara, Jet Airways and Air India, will be able to change their schedules without paying any charges. The passengers of Vistara Airlines will be able to cancel or modify their confirmed tickets for travels scheduled on 13th and 14th September. Whereas, Jet Airways passengers will be able to do the same for 13 September. While Air India travellers to Bengaluru and Hubli airport can cancel or modify their tickets scheduled on September 13th. While Jet Airways has offered the free cancellation to its passengers on Monday, Jet Airways and Vistara announced the same on Tuesday. Bengaluru is in complete lockdown after violent protests broke in the city following a Supreme Court order to release 12,000 cusecs of water to the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu.

The announcement came just after the news of a second death in the ongoing violence. It was reported that a 32-year-old man, identified as Kumar Narayan,  allegedly jumped off the third floor of a building in west Bengaluru and succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

Earlier in the day, Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah has appealed people to maintain peace in the state. The CM has also demanded an intervention from Prime Minister Narendra Modi into the matter. A number of buses were set on fire by violent protesters in Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru after the Supreme Court’s ruling to reduce set quantity of 15,000 cusecs of water to 12,000 cusecs.

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