Air India rejects DGCA orders to build toilets


Indian national air carrier Air India has rejected an aviation regulator directive to build toilets and adopt villages in the country as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a rural sanitation campaign.

The airline says that it is going through a painful turnaround plan and is not in a position to spare resources for the cleanliness drive. State-owned Air India, which usually complies with diktats from the government, said it needed to focus on turning around the company.

“Air India and AAI (Airports Authority of India) have taken strong objection to the order that they must adopt villages for sanitation,” said a person aware of the situation, referring to Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s (DGCA) directive last month. “Let them do their main job well.”


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