Since Saturday, the airlines were charging anywhere between Rs 25,000 and Rs 55,000 for the one-hour flight between Delhi and Chandigarh, as against the fare of Rs 2,500-Rs 3,000 on normal days.
“Indeed, the air fare for travelling between Delhi and Chandigarh has soared to almost 15-20 times the actual rates. But, the demand is no less as there are only four airlines providing the service,” said Amit Singh, assistant team leader of Flight Shop, a travel agency.
He named Air India, Jet Airways, Spice Jet and Indigo as those four airlines which service Chandigarh.
Singh said there is no cap on fares, allowing the airlines to go in for multi fold hikes in such crisis situations, unlike in normal times when the effort is to keep charges low to attract more and more passenger