Master Stroke: Airfare cheaper than auto rickshaw ride: Jayant Sinha

04 Sep 2018 10:24 PM

Master Stroke: Airfare cheaper than auto rickshaw ride: Jayant Sinha

Updated 04 Sep 2018 10:24 PM

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha claimed that the cost of air tickets was much lesser than that of an auto rickshaw in the present day.

Speaking at the inaugural event of the new domestic terminal building of Gorakhpur Airport, he said, "Today airfare is less than that of an auto-rickshaw. You will ask how is that possible? When two people take an auto-rickshaw they pay a fare of Rs 10 which means they're charged Rs 5 per kilometer but when you go by air you are charged Rs 4 per kilometer."

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