Air India strike leaves passengers stranded across India(update-airline strike)

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New Delhi/ Chennai/Kolkata, Sept 29 (ANI): Passengers across India felt the brunt of the Air India strike, which entered its fourth day on Tuesday.

People lost out on their important business meetings and family engagements due to the flight cancellations.

"Because of strikes, like last time Jet Airways had and now Air India, people are facing lot of problems. If the management takes some good decisions, the problem could be avoided. There should be some preventive measure," said Chandrashekhar, a passenger in Chennai.

The passengers complained that the airlines were refusing to refund their ticket money in cash.

"We had a flight till Hyderabad which was cancelled. Now, we are asking for refund but they are refusing saying that they do not refund in cash," said a harried passenger at the Netaji Subhash Chandra airport in Kolkata.

Meanwhile, Civil Aviation Secretary Madhavan Nambiar has ruled out speculation of a Air India shut down.

The Civil Aviation Ministry has advised the airline management to enter into a comprehensive dialogue with all employees.

Talks between the management and the striking pilots collapsed yesterday after both sides refused to budge on their stated positions.

Striking pilots have refused to get back to work until the controversial pay-cut order is completely withdrawn.

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

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

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