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DGCA pulls up Air India for compromising with passengers' safety

Mar 20, 2015 11:59 AM IST India India

Mumbai: Pulling up Air India, the Director General of Civil Aviation has written to the national carrier asking it to stop operating with mimimum crew. The action comes after it was highlighted how the national carrier was compromising with flight safety norms by rendering fully operational doors unserviceable.

This as Air India did not have the requisite crew to fly on several long haul flights. CNN-IBN had reported how the airline on occasions operates with only one entry-exit point making it dangerous during emergency situations.

The aviation ministry has been upset with falling efficiency standards and has started monitoring Air India's on-time performance on a daily basis. The airline has been directed to fix accountability for flight delays and recover money from employees for losses caused as a result of such delays.