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PM Modi's foreign tours: Govt spent Rs 255 cr on chartered flights in 3 yrs

In a written reply, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said in 2016-17 Rs 76.27 crore was spent on chartered flights while in 2017-18 Rs 99.32 crore was spent.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received on his arrival at Brasilia to take part in BRICS Summit, in Brazil, Nov. 13, 2019. (Photo: PIB/PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received on his arrival at Brasilia to take part in BRICS Summit, in Brazil, Nov. 13, 2019. (Photo: PIB/PTI)

An expenditure of over Rs 255 crore was incurred on chartered flights during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign engagements in the past three years, Rajya Sabha was told on Thursday.

In a written reply, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said in 2016-17 Rs 76.27 crore was spent on chartered flights while in 2017-18 Rs 99.32 crore was spent.

In 2018-19, Rs 79.91 crore was spent while bill for 2019-20 has not been received, he said.

First Published: Thu, November 21 2019. 17:45 IST
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