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AI authorities ignoring rights of passenger: Chishi
Published on 22 Jun. 2011 12:37 AM IST
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Veteran Congress leader and MLA 1 Dimapur- I K.L. Chishi Tuesday expressed disappointment over the “lethargic attitude” of authorities of Air India (which merged with Air India Express and Indian Airlines along with Alliance Air) under National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACIL) the only airline operating in Nagaland.
Chishi also ex-chief minister told media persons Tuesday at Congress Bhavan that the Air India authorities were not only showing “lethargic attitude” to the Nagas, but ignoring the rights of passengers when it did nothing to provide additional flights to cater to the growing needs of passengers.
He said unlike other states where airports were hubs for many flights for various destinations, there was only one airline operating in Nagaland and that too pooled with passengers from Dibrugarh, twice a week.
Chishi said he was livid that almost everyday, flights to and from Dimapur were rescheduled.
He said daily rescheduling of flights caused inconvenience for VIPs, students and businessmen flying in or out of Nagaland, especially those in need of immediate medical attention.
“Available flights for Nagaland are cancelled or rescheduled; morning flight comes in the evening and ATR and Air India airbus flights combined. This is really too much. It’s a big harassment to the people,” he said
Chishi said all other states were privileged to avail flights operated by private airlines but people in Nagaland were denied that privilege.
He further blamed the state government for failing to press the matter with the civil aviation minister for introducing private airlines in the Nagaland.

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