Bravado and distortion are the highlights of BJP govt: Kamal NathCivil aviation minister Gajapathi Raju said that Airlines are reporting the lesser number of cases of unruly passengers after the government’s move to come out with a ‘national no-fly list’ to handle such incidents. Raju said he had urged Air India to remove the ban imposed on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad.
Gaikwad is claimed to have assaulted an Air India staffer. “Airlines are reporting lesser problems,” Raju told NDTV when asked what effect has the planned ‘national no-fly list’ had.
The minister told that Gaikwad wrote to him saying he will behave himself and such incident will not happen. “I advised the airlines to withdraw the ban because the civil aviation requirement isn’t in their favour till the government amends it (the rules),” Raju said.
Earlier this month, the government released draft rules for a “national no-fly list” of unruly travelers. It suggests a ban on flying from three months up to an indefinite period. The draft is an alteration to the existing Civil Aviation Requirement, a set of rules on unruly and disruptive travelers.