Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM) on Monday called for reduction of VAT on air turbine fuel (ATF) from 22% to 4%. AVM demands reduction of VAT
AVM patron Charanjit Singh Gumtala said government should also release Dr Manohar Singh Gill committee report prepared in 2009 to find ways and means to attract new airlines and to start more flights from Amritsar.
AVM demands reduction of VAT
He said there were 22% VAT on ATF in Amritsar, while it was only 4% in Chandigarh. “Airlines, Shell, have Rs 6,000 more compared to a kilo liters of the ATF in Amritsar to Chandigarh.> And in terms of a flight, it is at a loss of Rs 3 lakh which is a major incentive for the airlines, ” said Singh.
AVM demands reduction of VAT, In 2008, Jet Airways took its Amritsar-London flight international. Singapore Airlines also wound up its operations in February 2009 by expensive fuel and landing fees as high in Amritsar to Delhi compared.
Rajasansi airport for landing on the Civil Aviation Ministry was compared to Rs 1,54,000 per flight shop in Amritsar by Singapore Airlines to Rs 75,000 charged by the Delhi airport.
Similarly, Jet Airways shelling out Rs 94,000 as a landing fee for domestic flights was compared to Rs.69, 000 paid in Delhi in 2008. BJP MP from Amritsar Navjot Singh Sidhu had launched agitation on these flights, after which a parliamentary committee, which was created by the then Sports Minister Manohar Singh Gill, headed back to life.