Prices of air tickets soared on Wednesday with a Jet Airways ticket from Delhi to Mumbai available for Rs 1,05,000 after the closure of one runway at Delhi airport.
Airfares soar on Delhi airport woes, smog; Jet Airways ticket to Mumbai priced at Rs 1 lakh; GoAir charging Rs 43,518
Prices of air tickets soared on Wednesday with a Jet Airways ticket from Delhi to Mumbai available for Rs 1,05,000 after the closure of one runway at Delhi airport and rising air pollution levels in the National Capital Region resulted in some flights being cancelled. Tickets for flights on Thursday were priced at Rs 60,502 and for Friday at Rs 45,039. Mumbai-based no-frills airline GoAir was charging Rs 43,518 for a flight at 2150 hours from Delhi. The heightened pollution and resultant low visibility meant fewer flights can take off from the capital.
While the Opposition observed the first anniversary of the scrapping of Rs 1,000 and old Rs 500 currency notes on Wednesday as a “black day” to highlight the pain it inflicted on the masses and small industries, and the job losses and GDP growth slowdown it caused for no commensurate gains, the government and BJP unapologetically celebrated the occasion, the latter as “anti-black money day.” The day saw a heightening of a verbal slugfest over the note ban between government managers and the critics of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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