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DGCA permission not required by chartered operators, but have sought detailed report: Jayant Sinha

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today said it had sought a detailed report into the charges by JD(S) that it was denied permission by the to fly its legislators to Kerala, asserting that the flight regulator's permission was not required for chartered flights operating inside

The party had yesterday alleged that chartered flights that were scheduled to carry its legislators along with those of the from Bengaluru to Kochi were denied permission by the of Civil Aviation (DGCA) at the last minute.

A official, however, was quick to dismiss the charges last night and said the DGCA's permission was not required for chartered flights operating within

for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha in an early morning tweet said today, "Domestic charter flights do not require approval. They have to get their flight plan approved by local Air Traffic Control and then are free to fly. We will get a detailed report tomorrow and provide all the facts."

Talking to PTI yesterday, a JD(S) source had said, "We are just working out, all flights have been denied that were confirmed, last minute there is a problem."

Asked whether the plan was for both the and JD(S) MLAs travelling together, the source said, "Plan was know what all kinds of things, they are doing.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 14:05 IST