New Delhi, Jul 13 - Following complaints that airlines were charging a fee to give passengers a ticket printout, aviation regulator DGCA today asked them to display the amount on the tickets by including it in the tariff sheet.
The direction came in the wake of complaints that some airlines were charging Rs 50 for a ticket printout at the airport counter if a passenger asked for it.
This was among some instructions which were given to senior officials of all Indian airlines by the newly-appointed Director General of Civil Aviation Prashant Sukul here.
Sukul also asked the airlines to strictly adhere to the prescribed safety standards and keep a close watch on security issues, saying these two issues should not be compromised even if the carriers faced tremendous financial stress.
"The airlines were also asked to keep a close watch on safety and security and if any issue with regard to financial stress affecting the carrier was noticed, the DGCA should be immediately informed," he told reporters after the meeting.
At the meeting, some major issues which came up for discussion included surveillance and operational issues and the financial audit of all the airlines carried out by the DGCA between November last and January.
"We have asked the airlines to address any deficiencies or passenger complaints," Sukul said, adding that the progress made by the carriers to correct the deficiencies found in the audit was also reviewed. PTI