DGCA Imposes Fine Of ₹1.10 Crore On Air India, Alleges Violation Of Safety Rules

Shubham Dubey
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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has fined Air India Rs 1.10 crore for violating safety norms amid several incidents of irregularities in flights. Media reports said the regulatory body had received a safety report from an airline employee alleging safety violations on some routes, on which action has been taken.

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“After receiving a voluntary safety report from an airline employee alleging safety violations in flights operated by Air India on certain long-haul critical routes, a comprehensive investigation into the alleged violations was conducted,” the DGCA said.

The report said that when DGCA investigated the complaint received against Tata Group-run Air India, prima facie, the airline was found guilty of non-compliance with safety standards. Based on the investigation report, the regulator has issued a show-cause notice to the airline’s management.

DGCA has said that since the operation of the leased aircraft was not by the regulatory norms and the performance limits suggested by the aircraft manufacturer, DGCA has initiated enforcement action and imposed a penalty of Rs 1.10 crore on Air India.

Recently, DGCA also fined Indigo Airlines Rs 1.20 crore because passengers of one of its flights started eating food on the runway road. Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia strongly reacted to this incident and said it was unacceptable.

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