As people leaving Manipur, Imphal-Kolkata flight ticket prices rise

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As people leaving Manipur, Imphal-Kolkata flight ticket prices rise

Imphal: Airliners have hiked the prices of flight tickets between Kolkata and Imphal as people from other states of the country, who were stranded after the violence in Manipur, are rushing to return home.

Flight ticket prices between Imphal and Kolkata in Manipur are said to be Rs 30,000 per ticket.
Long queues can also be seen outside Manipur’s Imphal airport with thousands of people leaving for Kolkata.

According to various airlines operating flights between Imphal in Manipur and Kolkata, all their flights were full.
“There is such a rush of passengers leaving the city that the airport looks like a public bus stand or a railway station, with many people sitting and sleeping on the floor waiting for their flights,” a passenger told TOI. , whose companions managed to fly. Home in Guwahati on Sunday.
The Airports Authority of India said 108 flights were operated from Imphal airport between May 4 and May 6.

Meanwhile, the situation in Manipur is slowly returning to normal as curfew was partially relaxed in 11 districts of the state on Monday.

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