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B737 ban: Minister to meet airlines over fare check

IANS  |  New Delhi/Mumbai 

With all Max aircraft set to stop operating in Indian airspace from 4 p.m. on Wednesday, the Civil Ministry has called a meeting of various to keep a check on fares from spiralling.

The of Civil (DGCA) late on Tuesday ordered "grounding 737-MAX planes immediately" after authorities across the globe, with the notable exception of the US, decided to ground the particular aircraft following Sunday's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines' aircraft of the same model killing all 157 people on board.

"While passenger safety is a zero tolerance issue, efforts are already on to minimise the impact on passenger movement as their convenience is important," Civil Aviation tweeted on Tuesday.

Sources here said that the has directed officials to prepare a contingency plan to avoid inconvenience to passengers.



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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 15:26 IST