Air India, Vistara Receive Show-Cause Notice for Flouting COVID-19 Guidelines for International Passengers
The Deputy General Manager of Air India and the Airport Manager of Vistara have to respond to the show-cause notices within 24 hours.
- One international passenger from Air India and three passengers from Vistara were allowed to board the flights without filling their self-declaration form on the Air Suvidha portal.
- Both airlines have to respond within 24 hours.
- Actions will be taken against the airlines if they fail to respond satisfactorily to show-cause notices.
The government authorities have issued show-cause notices to two prominent airlines Air India and Vistara, for not complying with international passenger boarding guidelines issued by the Central Government for international passengers. In the wake of the emerging Omicron threat, flouting of norms in this regard is a serious concern. According to the authorities, four international passengers – one Air India passenger and three Vistara passengers – were allowed to board the flights without filling their self-declaration form. The Deputy General Manager of Air India and the Airport Manager of Vistara have to respond to the show-cause notices within 24 hours. They have to provide a response to Vasant Vihar sub-divisional magistrate under New Delhi. “On unsatisfactory responses, action as deemed fit shall be initiated as per relevant provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005; Section 188 of IPC and other applicable laws,” read the notice.
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