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New Delhi: The government on Tuesday decided to examine in detail the operations of Jet Airways, after the airline's grounding of several aircraft led to flight cancellations.

Civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu said he had asked the secretary in the ministry, Pradeep Singh Kharola, to hold an emergency meeting on grounding of flights by Jet Airways, its advance bookings, flight cancellations, refunds and safety issues, if any. "Asked him (the Secretary) to get a report on Jet compliance issues immediately from Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)," Prabhu said in a twitter post.

The move comes after customers took to social media about inconveniences caused due to flight cancellations by Jet Airways. It also raised questions about whether the Naresh Goyal-led airline, struggling to cobble up a revival plan with its lenders and shareholders, should be allowed to accept advance bookings amid flight cancellations.

A person familiar with the discussions in the ministry said the DGCA was keeping a close watch on air fares to detect any unusual surge in the wake of flight cancellations.

Gireesh Chandra Prasad
Gireesh has over 22 years of experience in business journalism covering diverse aspects of the economy, including finance, taxation, energy, aviation, corporate and bankruptcy laws, accounting and auditing.
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Updated: 19 Mar 2019, 12:54 PM IST
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