Delhi air passengers to pay extra

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Delhi air passengers to pay extra
New Delhi, Feb 9: Now air passengers from Delhi will have to pay extra charges. Additional fee of Rs 200 would be charged on all domestic passengers and those bound for overseas from Delhi airport will be paying Rs 1,300 per head extra, govt said on Monday, Feb 9.

The extra charges will be taken as access development charges to its developer. Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) will receive the development fee, which has the Bengaluru-based infrastructure major GMR and the state-run airports authority of India as principal promoters.

The task of upgrading and modernising the Indira Gandhi International Airport has been given to the company. “The development fee, which is being levied purely on an ad hoc basis, is inclusive of all applicable taxes and is for a period of 36 months only," an official communique from the civil aviation ministry said.

The government or the designated regulator will determine the final development fee, based on final cost estimates presented by the developer, for which August 31 has been set as the deadline, the communique said.

Domestic passengers already pay Rs 375 to fly out of Hyderabad"s new airport, while international passengers have been paying a fee of Rs 1,000, ever since the airport started operations early last year.

Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) has also been allowed to charge user development fee of Rs 260 from domestic and Rs 1,000 from passengers bound overseas.

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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