Air travellers to pay development fee at Varanasi airport

Air travellers flying out of the newly-refurbished Varanasi airport would now have to pay user development fee of Rs 150 for domestic flights and Rs 975 for international ones.

Updated: Nov 18, 2010, 15:54 PM IST

New Delhi: Air travellers flying out of
the newly-refurbished Varanasi airport would now have to
pay user development fee of Rs 150 for domestic flights and
Rs 975 for international ones.

The payment of this fee, being levied on an ad hoc
basis, would be valid for a period of 20 years, according to a
notification issued by the Directorate General of Civil
Aviation.

Besides airline crew on duty and infants, those
exempted from paying this fee are holders of diplomatic
passports and people travelling on official duty on aircraft
operated by the Indian armed forces.

Transit and transfer passengers, who spend less than
six hours at the Varanasi airport, and those departing from
there due to involuntary re-routing because of technical or
weather problems would also be exempted, the notification
said.

PTI