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Indian airline takes Patna-bound passenger to Udaipur in massive mess

09:50 PM | 3 Feb, 2023
Indian airline takes Patna-bound passenger to Udaipur in massive mess
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NEW DELHI - An Indian airline is facing flak for dropping off a passenger 1400 km away from his destination city, in what appears to be a negligence on part of the airline.

The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation has launched an inquiry after a Patna bound passenger boarded another flight of the airline and landed at Udaipur. The flight departed on Monday but the passenger made it to his destination the next day after facing agony.

Afsar Hussain had booked a ticket for Patna via Indigo flight 6E-214 and boarded the flight from Delhi airport but he mistakenly opted Udaipur-bound flight 6E-319 of Indigo.

Hussain only came to know that he has landed at the wrong place after landing at Udaipur Airport after which officials alerted the airline about the matter. Reports say he was taken back to Delhi and then to Patna on January 31.

As the inquiry has been ordered, a DGCA official said a report has been sought on the matter and appropriate action will be taken against the airline primarily because boarding passes are checked at two points and none of the relevant checking officer noticed the anomaly. 

The airline stated on Friday that they regret the inconvenience caused to the passenger. Interestingly, another incident of the same nature happened few weeks ago when a passenger who had the airline's ticket and boarding pass for an Indore-bound flight boarded a wrong flight and landed at Nagpur airport.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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