The High Court in a ruling directed the government to explain in four weeks why it would not be asked to fix equal plane fare, air ticket cancellation fee and other charges for all domestic flights by formulating a policy.
The bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Zafar Ahmed in its ruling also asked the government to explain why its failure to formulate the policy fixing equal the plane fare and other charges on all domestic routes would not be declared illegal.
The bench issued the ruling after hearing a public interest litigation writ petition filed by two Supreme Court lawyers Badruddoza Badal and Mohammed Shahidul Islam Shamim.
Civil aviation and tourism ministry secretary, Civil Aviation Authority chairman and all private aviation companies have been asked to reply to the ruling within four weeks.
Badruddoza submitted that private aviation companies were arbitrarily fixing unequal plan fares on domestic flights and realising charges for ticket cancellation, extra luggage and others services on their whim in the absence of a policy.
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