Since last few days, the situation created by the incessant rains and snowfall have really hit the normal life in both Jammu and Kashmir districts. But the worst thing that has happened is the increase in airfares. Presently, the air travel from New Delhi to Srinagar costing around Rs 12,000 to Rs 20,000 per-head.
According to the reports the earlier the air fare was approximately Rs 3,000 to Rs 7,000 per-head but from past few days- a 200% increase has been noticed which is really creating problems for the flyers on the Srinagar-Delhi sector.
The air fares of different airlines when compared reveal that for Delhi-Srinagar on March 18:
Jet Airways Rs 15,359, Air India Rs 17.131, Go Air Rs 15,628, Spicejet Rs 17,646 and Indigo Rs 14,880.
These increasing airfares are the consequence of the bad weather in the state which has actually infuriated the passengers who believe that the airline industry is using this as an opportunity to mint money which is really shameful.
Since the Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed for almost a week due to landslides
So airways were the only way for the people to reach to the valley.