Delhi HC issues notice to Jet Airways on consumer plea
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to Jet Airways on a plea seeking prompt response of consumer complaints in the wake of the ongoing crisis.
A division bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani also asked the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and Ministry of Civil Aviation to file a reply on the plea and listed the matter for further hearing on July 16.
The application was filed by consumer rights activist Bejon K Misra, whose earlier plea seeking capping of air fares charged by various airlines in the country, is still pending before the court.
In the interim application, the petitioner claimed that passengers had been severely affected owing to the sudden suspension of Jet Airways services and sought directions to the government to allow them a full refund on their tickets with a reasonable compensation, or to arrange for alternative travel for them to reach their destinations.
The petitioner’s counsel, Shashank Deo Sudhi, said that with more than 100 flights cancelled without prior notice, passengers were forced to run from pillar to post to manage their urgent official and personal commitments.