Almost all the airlines have either cancelled or rescheduled their flights to Assam. Popular airline IndiGo has cancelled all the flights to Assam till December 14 and it’s also providing a full refund for the same. SpiceJet is also offering a full refund to the travellers, while GoAir and Vistara are allowing users to reschedule their already scheduled travel. The reason behind airlines cancelling the flights to Assam is due to the protests going on in the state regarding anti-Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB). Even internet services are taken down in Assam to avoid any major mishaps during the time of protests.
IndiGo and SpiceJet Offering Full Refund to the Travellers
IndiGo has officially tweeted that the travellers to Assam can either cancel or reschedule their confirmed flight till December 14. “Due to the ongoing unrest in Assam, we are offering rescheduling/cancellation fee waiver to all passengers travelling to/from Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Jorhat till December 14, 2019, at no extra charge.” The airline also said that it’s constantly reviewing the situation and assure real-time updates will be posted on the social media portals. It’s also urging the travellers to monitor real-time flight status before reaching the respect airport.
SpiceJet also tweeted something very similar- “Due to ongoing unrest in Assam, SpiceJet is offering a full refund and waiver of cancellation/change fee (Fare Difference applicable) for all flights to/from Guwahati and Dibrugarh for travel till December 13, 2019.”
Internet Services Also Taken Down in Assam
Right now, the situation is very bad in Assam, especially in the capital city of Guwahati and Dibrugarh district. After the passage of Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) on Wednesday, an indefinite curfew has been imposed in several parts of Assam. The government also ordered the telcos and Internet Service Providers (ISP) to stop providing internet services to the citizens. Thankfully, the situation is not as worse as the one we saw with Jammu & Kashmir as the calling and SMS services are still available in Assam.