Airlines to collect development fee on behalf of Delhi airport

The government has decided that all airlines shall collect the prescribed development fee (DF) from passengers at the time of issue of tickets and remit the amount to Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) in line with the procedure already in place for the passenger service fee (PSF). DIAL will pay collection charges not exceeding Rs 5 per passenger to the airlines for this, an official statement said. This charge shall not be passed on to the passengers in any manner, it said. The government had, on February 9, approved the levy of DF by DIAL on an ad hoc basis at the rate of Rs 200 per domestic passenger and Rs 1300 per international passenger departing from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi with effect from March 1, 2009 for a period of 36 months. The following categories of people have been exempted from the levy of DF: (a) Infants travelling on infants tickets issued by the airlines; (b) Holders of Diplomatic Passport; (c) Airlines crew on duty; (d) Persons travelling on official duty on aircraft operated by Indian Armed Forces; (e) Transit/transfer passengers (less than 6 hrs. stay at IGI Airport, Delhi). (f) Passengers departing from IGI Airport, Delhi due to involuntary rerouting because of technical problems, weather conditions and other such situations. INT
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