Government collects Rs 1.15 cr to fund regional air connectivity

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New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The central government on Thursday said it has collected a little more than Rs 1.15 crore to fund its regional air connectivity scheme.

According to Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati, the scheduled airlines are required to pay a regional connectivity fund (RCF) levy on certain flights operated within India.

“Till date an amount of Rs 1,15,42,000 has been received,” the minister said in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

However, the minister said that Federation of Indian Airlines has filed a court case on this issue and that the matter is sub-judice.

–IANS

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