Aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked private airline IndiGo to submit a detailed report for alleged violation of security and social distance rules by media persons on its flight from Chandigarh to Mumbai. Let us tell you that Kangana Ranaut traveled with this flight on September 9, in which photography and videography took place. Ranaut flew from Chandigarh to Mumbai.
DGCA is in action
The DGCA has come into action after watching videos and pictures circulating on social media. By doing so, the journalists violated the Covid-19 protocol as well as air safety norms. Journalists can also be seen in the video going viral on social media, ignoring repeated requests and warnings of pilots and cabin crew.
Director General of Civil Aviation Arun Kumar has confirmed to outlook that he has issued a notice to IndiGo and if the violation is instituted, such behavior would invite action under violation of civil aviation rules which has been in effect since 2017.
Violations of articles
The DGCA said, “There are several issues. Violations of Aircraft Rule 13 include photography on board, violations of the Covid-19 protocol and certain actions that fall within the scope of unruly behavior in the aircraft. We have directed the airline to take appropriate action against those who are responsible.”
At the same time, according to news agency ANI, Indigo said in this matter, we have given our statement to DGCA. Our cabin crew, as well as the captain, followed all necessary protocols including announcements to restrict photography, follow social distancing, and maintain overall safety.
Kangana was in this flight
It was reported that when Kangana Ranaut and his sister took a 6E264 flight from Chandigarh to Mumbai on September 9, some media persons flying in the same flight tried to interrogate her.
In addition to social distancing instructions during this time, media persons also violated several air safety norms, such as not sitting with a fast-way seat belt and taking pictures on the plane when the plane was on the runway.
Significantly, the Ministry of Civil Aviation issued a rule on 25 May to maintain social distancing. They said, “After arrival at the destination, the passenger should be allowed to go (by plane) in order, so that more people do not gather anywhere.”