New Delhi: In view of the security alert, Air India has decided to cap flight ticket prices for all flights to and from Srinagar at Rs 9,500 till August 15.
The move came as thousands of Amarnath yatra pilgrims and tourists were asked to immediately leave the Valley. However, many people were stranded as there were either no tickets or the prices above Rs 10,000.
Following this, the Ministry of Civil Aviation advised the airlines to check fares as Amarnath pilgrims and tourists prepared to leave the Kashmir Valley amid a security alert.
According to reports, travel websites on Saturday showed the ticket prices on Srinagar-Delhi route between Rs 11,000 and Rs 20,000 for August 4. Meanwhile, the prices for Srinagar-Mumbai flights for August 4 started from Rs 14,000 onward.
Nearly 6,216 passengers reported at Srinagar International Airport on Saturday to travel out of the Kashmir Valley.