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MoCA advisory against surge in airfares on Bhubaneswar route after train accident in Odisha

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has asked airlines to take action in case of an abnormal surge in airfares to and from Bhubaneswar in view of the three-train crash in Odisha’s Balasore on Friday evening.

MoCA also advised airlines not to levy penal charges for cancellation and rescheduling of air tickets.

“In view of the unfortunate accident in Odisha, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has advised all airlines to monitor any abnormal surge in airfares to and from Bhubaneswar and other airports of the state and take necessary action regarding the same,” the Ministry said in a statement.

“Further, any cancellation and rescheduling of flights due to the incident may be done without penal charges,” it added.

At least 288 people have died and over 800 others have been injured in one of the worst accidents involving three trains that happened at Balasore in Odisha on Friday night.

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