The trend of travelling abroad as Joy Rides by Aviation Ministers and other party members whenever Air India launches new international route has come to an end. Recently Air India has announced a new flight for Russia, which was scheduled for a maiden flight on Monday. Civil Aviation Minister A Gajapathi Raju, MoS GM Siddheshwara,Ashok Lavasa and other three joint secretaries from the Aviation Ministry wanted to go Russia as a Joy Ride on the maiden flight, they asked for the permission from PMO, however it was rejected and only Chairman of Air India Mr Rohit Nandan,DGCA Prabhat Kumar & one more director from DGCA has got the nod for travelling Russia.
On an average Rs 4 lakhs costs per person for a two day International trip.
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