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All 737 Max 8 planes in India grounded

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

All 737 Max 8 being operated by have been grounded, Civil Secretary P S Kharola said here on Wednesday.

Thursday will be a "challenging" day, he told reporters.

Lifting the ban on the will be based on inputs from various agencies and it will not happen soon, of Civil (DGCA) chief B S Bhullar said.

The DGCA announced its decision to ground the on Tuesday night.

has 12 such aircraft in its fleet and has five, which have already been grounded.

Kharola said will adjust most passengers in its own flights. If the need arises, other operators will pitch in.

Operators have also agreed not to indulge in "predatory pricing", he said.

The decision to ground the aircraft came days after a 737 MAX 8 aircraft operated by crashed near Addis Ababa, killing 157 people, including four Indians.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 22:52 IST