HC up­holds DIAL or­der on IndiGo, Spice­Jet

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A PRO­POSAL to par­tially shift op­er­a­tions of top car­ri­ers IndiGo and Spice­Jet from Indira Gandhi In­ter­na­tional Air­port’s Ter­mi­nal-1 to Ter­mi­nal-2 was up­held by the Delhi High Court on Tues­day.

A bench of Jus­tices Hima Kohli and Rekha Palli, di­rected IndiGo and Spice­Jet to ap­proach Delhi In­ter­na­tional Air­port Lim­ited (DIAL) within one week to work out a plan to shift their op­er­a­tions. The bench also said that if the air­lines failed to ap­proach DIAL, the air­port reg­u­la­tor was free to send them a com­mu­ni­ca­tion about shift­ing of their ser­vices.

The high court’s de­ci­sion came on IndiGo and Spice­Jet’s plea chal­leng­ing last year’s or­der of uphold­ing DIAL’s de­ci­sion to par­tially shift the op­er­a­tions of IndiGo, GoAir and Spice­Jet from T-1 to T-2 at the IGI Air­port. A source in DIAL said, “This is just tem­po­rary shift­ing and for a larger cause. Glob­ally, air­lines do run from mul­ti­ple ter­mi­nals and this is no aber­ra­tion.It might lead to some in­con­ve­nience for fly­ers but we have made spe­cial ar­range­ments for this. Even when GoAir had shifted, we put up a large num­ber of sig­nages on the way to T-2 and of­fered free shut­tle ser­vice for pas­sen­gers who ar­rived at the wrong ter­mi­nal.”

IndiGo and Spice­Jet told to par­tially shift op­er­a­tions to ter­mi­nal 2

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