Remember the epic Jat quota stir that had made the entire north India go for a toss last year? Where Haryana along with its adjoining Chandigarh, Punjab, Delhi, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh had gone haywire with vandalism, total shutdown of transportation and riots.
Thinking of similar situation could arise in the proposed Jat agitation today in Delhi– NCR, airlines including Air India, SpiceJet, Indigo and Jet airways have increased their airfare for Delhi- Chandigarh flights. Fortunately, the agitation has been called off for today but the air tickets bought for today have burnt holes into the pockets of the passengers. The air tickets between Delhi to Chandigarh that normally starts from Rs 3000 or Rs 4000 are now double the price, highest being Rs 14,741.
Delhi-Chandigarh Airfare Soaring High
The rise in the airfare is due to the sudden influx of the flight bookings by the passengers as well as the agents. People in panic due to the Jat protest thronged to get the last minute booking and the ticket prices soared high.
Normally, the airfare of Chandigarh-Delhi flights costs between Rs 3,500 to Rs 4,000, which had now gone up to Rs 6,500. There are flights that can be booked for maximum Rs 14000 approximately.
Increased rates of Chandigarh- Delhi flights
- SpiceJet increased its airfare to Rs 9,030
- Jet Airways sold it for Rs 6,027
- Indigo’s air tickets were for Rs 7,848
- The airfares for the Delhi- Chandigarh flights were also high that the normal with Indigo selling it at Rs 6,236 and Jet Airways at Rs 6,025.
Other modes to travel between Chandigarh- Delhi
In case, if you are not willing to shell out so much on airfare, then you can go to Delhi or come to Chandigarh via train, bus or hired taxi. Both the cities are 246 km away from each other, merely 4-5 hours drives on NH44 can save you the inflated prices of air tickets. In the case of emergency or if NH44 is blocked, you can reach Delhi via Dehradun too. Though it will consume a lot of your time but you can enjoy picturesque landscapes of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on the way without any hassles or uninvited problems.