New Delhi: Air India on Thursday announced that passengers affected due to traffic disruption by farmers’ ongoing protest and closure of the borders of the National Capital Region (NCR) will be allowed to reschedule their flights for free.
People coming to the national capital from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh faced traffic snarls at several border crossings as the Delhi Police intensified vehicle checking in view of the ‘Delhi Chalo’ march by farmers from Punjab against the Centre’s farm laws.
“In view of traffic disruption in NCR region due to closure of Delhi borders, we are allowing no-show waiver & one free reschedule to passengers who couldn’t report for their flights,” Air India said on Twitter.
“Waiver will be valid for flights scheduled out of Delhi airport only for 26th Nov ’20,” it added.
#FlyAI: In view of traffic disruption in NCR region due to closure of Delhi borders, we are allowing no-show waiver & one free reschedule to passengers who couldn’t report for their flights.
Waiver will be valid for flights scheduled out of Delhi airport only for 26th Nov ’20.
— Air India (@airindiain) November 26, 2020
Senior police officials said that heavy deployment was made on the Faridabad, Singhu and Gurgaon border crossings with Haryana and vehicle checking was intensified as a precautionary measure in view of the protest march.
Farmers from Punjab were scheduled to reach Delhi through five highways connecting the city as part of their march.
Ahead of the protest, Haryana had announced sealing its borders with Punjab to prevent farmers from entering the state on their way to Delhi.
The Delhi Police had also made clear that they had denied permission to the farmer organisations planning to protest in the capital on November 26 and 27.