Plaint against airline for not taking rupee on international flight | India News
MUMBAI: An IndiGo passenger has filed a grievance towards the airline for refusing to just accept Indian forex for a meal he needed to purchase onboard certainly one of its worldwide flights.
T he incident occurred on October 10 on board Bengaluru-Dubai flight 6E95. “I boarded the flight round 6 am and since it was an early morning departure, I did not have a meal earlier than I left dwelling,” mentioned Pramod Jain, a businessman from Delhi.
He filed a grievance on the Sarojini Nagar police station in Delhi and one other one earlier than the district shopper dispute redressal discussion board. Jain additionally submitted a replica of the IndiGo inflight menu which lists costs of meals gadgets in . Its final web page says “IndiGo accepts money funds in USD and within the native forex of the nation of origin/vacation spot of the flight”.
” They mentioned that they had a verbal transient from the administration to just accept solely overseas forex, that’s US or dirhams,” he alleged including, that one other passenger confronted the identical drawback.
“That is disrespect to our nation’s forex,” mentioned Jain who filed a grievance below IPC Part 124 (A) (pertaining to sedition) and Prevention of Insults to Nationwide Honour Act, 1971. He mentioned police have accepted an NC (non cognizable) grievance.
An IndiGo spokesperson cited FEMA laws 2015 (which limits the quantity of Indian cash an individual can perform of or into India to Rs 25,000) for accepting solely overseas forex on board its worldwide flights.
“We filed a request for carrying on-board gross sales in Indian forex notes above Rs 25,000 with the RBI on February and June 2014. We’re in lively discussions with the authorities involved on this regard,” the official mentioned.