The airlines would require taking action against those who take photos and video onboard without prior permission in writing granted from authorities
Agartala: The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in a fresh order on Saturday said that the schedule of flight for a particular route shall be suspended for a period of two weeks, if the airlines fail to take action against those responsible for violation of safety protocol in passenger flights.
This comes a day after the aviation watchdog (DGCA) asked for a report from Indigo airlines on safety violations by media persons on flight with Kangana Ranaut en-route to Mumbai from Chandigarh on Wednesday last.
The order copy issued by the DGCA informed that the airlines would require taking action against those who take photos and video onboard without prior permission in writing granted by the director general, a joint director general, a deputy director-general or the director of regulations and information of the civil aviation department.
“In spite of these regulations, it has been noted that at times, the Airlines have failed to follow these stipulations primarily because of lack of diligence on their part. Needless to say that such deviations result in compromise in maintaining the highest standards of safety and therefore, is not to be allowed," the order copy reads.
Keeping this in mind, it has been decided that from now on, in case any such violation occurs on any Scheduled Passenger Aircraft the schedule of flight for that particular route shall be suspended for a period of two weeks.
The flight operation in those routes would be restored only after the Airline has taken all the necessary punitive action against those responsible for the violation, it added.
In a video which has now gone viral over the social media platform, media persons from different channels can be seen standing close to one another in the Indigo flight 6E264 flight from.
Kangana Ranaut who was on her way from her home town-- Manali on Wednesday in a Chandigarh-Mumbai flight, was sitting in the front rows.
Kangana Ranaut was on her way to Mumbai from Manali after she got into a war of words with Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut. Raut had warned Kangana against returning to Mumbai after she compared the city to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.
The Mumbai's civic body on Wednesday demolished a part of 'illegal alterations' at the Bandra residence of Ranaut, said a civic official while speaking to reporters on the matter.