Air India strike leaves passengers stranded across India(Lead: Air India)

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New Delhi/Mumbai, Sept 28 (ANI): The strike by pilots of national air carrier Air India entered its third day on Monday, causing discomfort to the passengers across the country.

Passengers faced the brunt, as last minute cancellation of the flights led to an upheaval in their schedules.

Passengers thronged the Air India counter at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport to enquire about the flights.

"We kept on calling them to ask about the flight schedule. If they had told us yesterday itself, we would have cancelled the flight and made arrangements on some other flight.

They kept on telling us, the flight was scheduled. But today, it was cancelled. This is not done. Now, we are in great difficulty and are trying to get on some other flight," said Shilpi, a passenger.

Similar situation faced the passengers in Mumbai, where too, the passengers had a torturous time due to cancellation of the flights.

"We were planning to go, they said. The flight was delayed due to some reason," said Kumar, another passenger.

The striking pilots refused to get back to work until the controversial pay-cut order is completely withdrawn.

A total of 12 flights were cancelled today. Out of these, ten are domestic and two are international.

Air India management on Sunday also agreed to set up a committee to look into the Productivity-Linked Incentives (PLI) modalities.

In another development, pilots in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata agreed not to go on strike.

Striking pilots in Chennai and Kolkata have also agreed to the committee set up by the management. (ANI)

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