Air India Takes Measures To Resolve Fuel Payment Issues With Oil PSUs
The national government led carrier, Air India, on a statement on Sunday addressed the Aviation jet fuel payment issues and assured the customers that problems will be resolved soon. The oil companies have threatened that they will stop the fuel supply if lumpsum payments are not made to them by October 18 2019. Addressing the issue, the airlines have ensured its customers that their will be no hassle in the working operations and also they have taken all the measures in the sequel of the failing sides to solve the issue. The Air India’ spokesperson Dhananjay Kumar stated “The issues with oil companies are being sorted out and would be resolved early,” he also added that Air India had taken all measures to ensure that flights are not disrupted and passengers are not inconvenienced at all. There is no reason whatsoever for any concern by esteemed Air India passengers”. The notice sent to Air India by three major government-owned oil marketing firms – Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum Corporation and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd reportedly stated that the outstanding had not come down considerably in the absence of the committed monthly lump sum payment by Air India. Previously in August, the oil marketing companies stopped fuel supplies to Air India at six airports of Kochi, Mohali, Pune, Patna, Ranchi and Vizag which was restored after only a day followed by the intercession of aviation ministry and a promise to pay Rs 100 crore per month verge the same day payment for the daily upliftment of the fuel. At that period, the outstanding amount was Rs 5,000 crore towards the national carrier by oil companies The oil companies on October 5 addressed Air India that if the monthly payments are not cleared, they will stop the fuel supply from October 11 at six major airports. In reply, Air India appealed the oil companies to hold their decision to cut off supplies but did not mention any specific date to clear off dues. After which oil companies prolonged their decision to stop fuel supplies to 6 airports to October 18.
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