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India bars 'unruly' passengers from flying for three months to over two years

REUTERS
Published : Sep 8, 2017, 2:48 pm IST
Updated : Sep 8, 2017, 2:48 pm IST

Concept of no-fly is based on safety of other passengers, crew and the aircraft, and not just on the security threat.

New rules will be applicable to foreign carriers as well. (Photo: Facebook)
 New rules will be applicable to foreign carriers as well. (Photo: Facebook)

New Delhi: India has issued new norms barring unruly passengers from flying for a minimum of three months to more than two years depending on the nature of the misdemeanour, the government said on Friday.

The government has issued a no-fly list of unruly passengers after a lawmaker admitted assaulting an official from state-owned carrier Air India.

 

The new rules will be applicable to foreign carriers as well, the government said in a statement, adding that unruly behaviour has been categorised in three levels - verbal, physical and life threatening.

“The concept of no-fly is based on safety of other passengers, crew and the aircraft, and not just on the security threat,” the government said.

Tags: unruly passengers, ban, no-fly list, air india, government
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi