Aviation watchdog DGCA asked airlines to reduce fares on ten domestic routes to “reasonable levels” as ticket prices on these high density routes have risen up to 30 pc in last one month, according to a senior official. Amid concerns over spike in airfares, mainly after grounding of scores of planes by ailing Jet Airways, the DGCA held a meeting with various airlines.

Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola said the DGCA reviewed airfare movement in 40 high density sectors and it was found that airfares rose 10-30 pc on 10 routes. and airlines have been asked to reduce the ticket prices to “reasonable levels.”.