Biman be exempted from paying fine

Dhaka,  Tue,  26 September 2017
Published : 15 Aug 2017, 20:49:00

Biman be exempted from paying fine

A news item recently published in a section of the press wherein it was mentioned that Biman Bangladesh Airlines was fined INR 200 thousand for the mistakes of two passengers, has caught my attention. It was reported that two Spanish passengers who travelled to Kolkata by Biman had mistakenly reached near the exit immigration counter at Kolkata airport where they were apprehended by the immigration personnel. Later Bangladesh Biman was fined by the authority for the mistakes of the said passengers. It may be mentioned here that the destination of the two Spanish passengers was Bangkok via Kolkata-Delhi. They were actually transit passengers.

In reality, it is the responsibility of passengers to get properly informed about their flight details while airlines only assist them on enquiry. Meanwhile the news also reported that the Biman Bangladesh station manager has sent letters to the Indian authority concerned to exempt Biman from paying the fine imposed for the fault of its passengers.

We sincerely hope that the competent authority in India will review the matter.

Profesor M Zahidul Haque

Department of Agricultural Extension & Information System

Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural 

University Dhaka.

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