Airfares may cost upto Rs 54,000 during CWG

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New Delhi, Sep 12: A return flight from New Delhi to Port Blair can cost people upto Rs 54,000 for the high demand of flights during the Commonwealth Games (CWG 2010) period, The Economic Times reported.

Airfares may increase because of the much higher than usual bookings from Delhi to places like Goa, Udaipur, Port Blair and the northeast through Bagdogra, airline officials stated.

The current domestic fares, in general, charge between Rs 3,500 to Rs 13,000.

One travel agency official claimed, "These fares are likely to rise by 25 percent to 30 percent as the industry expects a higher-than-usual rush out of Delhi to nearby places over the next month or so."

Air India informed that it may operate additional flights to places like Bagdogra due to the huge demand.

However, if people book their tickets earlier, then also it would charge anywhere between Rs 6,000 and Rs 12,000 for flying from Delhi to Goa and fare to Bagdogra will be between Rs 11,000 and Rs 16,000.

On the other hand, returning to Delhi, airfares will start from Rs 12,400 as no one seems keen to fly into dug-up Delhi to spend hours caught in traffic jams on roads with CWG lanes.

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