BJP slams govt for diversion of flights for VIP movement

Last Updated: Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 19:43

New Delhi: In wake of reports that three
planes with few minutes of fuel left could not land here
because of VIP movement, BJP today accused the Government of
compromising with the safety of common people.

"The incident shows that the Government is putting the
safety of common people at risk for VIPs. A thorough inquiry
should be conducted into the matter," BJP spokesperson
Shahnawaz Hussain said.

The former Civil Aviation Minister said international
flying norms have been flouted.

"According to international norms, plane should have
fuel for additional 30 minutes so that in case of emergency it
can fly to the nearest airport" he said.

Three planes with over 450 passengers on board were
diverted to Jaipur yesterday and they had only a little fuel
left before they landed safely.


First Published: Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 19:43

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