Kerala’s Chief Minister requests PM Modi’s involvement in rising airfare

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: On Sunday, Pinarayi Vijayan, the chief minister of Kerala, asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene urgently personally to reduce the high airfares in the post-COVID period for both domestic and foreign sectors.

In a letter to Prime Minister Modi, the Chief Minister of Kerala said that recent rises in domestic and international airfare have harmed the travel industry and put a major burden on non-residents. The increase in ticket costs, he continued, will affect both locals and visitors to Kerala as well as the state’s tourism sector.

“Please allow me to draw your kind attention to a crucial problem that is ruining the travel industry and making life very difficult for non-residents. Both domestic and international plane travel has recently become unaffordable. They are very pricey when compared to the fares that were in place before to COVID “He composed.

Vijayan asserted that non-residents who have already suffered because of the epidemic are suffering even more because of the exorbitantly high airfares.