INDIA. Delhi: The Delhi High Court rejected a plea that seeks to restrain the flight operations of air carrier SpiceJet. According to the Centre and concerned authorities, several incidents of technical glitches have been recorded recently.
A bench of chief justice Satish Chandra Sharma and justice Subramonium Prasad refused to accept the plea, stating, “Should we start running an Airlines?” They clearly state that the court cannot stop an airline from operating, and the allegations are groundless. The renowned airway carrier is often making headlines over various incidents. Many complaints have been received by the passengers using the airline.
DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation), the aviation regulator, issued a notice stating the budget carrier had failed to maintain its safe, efficient and reliable services. The matter of poor internal safety oversight and inadequate maintenance actions is also highlighted.
All those passengers who have faced a threat to their life during the journey and had to face the mental trauma of death should get reimbursement, or the fair charges should be compensated.
The DGCA and others asked for a special fast-track commission, and till then, they sought a ban on SpiceJet Airline’s operations. According to the petitioner advocate, the airlines left the luggage of more than 50 flyers recently, which is an act of ignorance.
The lawyer Rahul Bhardwaj asked a plea to start an inquiry into whether the operations of SpiceJet are being adequately managed. This led to a surprise check, where a SpiceJet flight from Mumbai to Srinagar was held up for six hours.
According to the DGCA notice, “From the above, it may be deduced that SpiceJet Ltd. has failed to establish safe, efficient and reliable air services under Rule 134 and Schedule XI of the Aircraft Rules, 1937. Therefore, the Accountable Manager of M/s SpiceJet Ltd. is hereby called upon to Show Cause within three weeks of receipt of this notice as to why action should not be taken against the airline.”
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