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Pravasi Council for steps to end travel woes of Gulf Malayalees

Posted on Nov 12, 06:45PM | UNI

The Pravasi Council Kerala (PCK) today urged authorities to take immediate steps to end travel woes of Keralites employed in the Middle East.

Talking to reporters here, PCK Chairman P A Hamza and others said the biggest problems faced by the Gulf Malayalees were issues relating to their travel due to cancellation and rescheduling of flights without prior notice.

They also urged the government to regulate fare structure in the sector in the wake of overcharging by certain airlines during vacations and other seasons.

These and other issues relating to the Gulf Malayalees would be deliberated in detail at the Kerala Pravasi Divas (day) to held at Salala, Oman on November 23.

Overseas Indian Affairs Department head of the Centre and Kerala, top Gulf-based business magnets hailing from the state, among others, would attend the meet, they said.

The PCK has set up a Pravasi Development Co-Operative Society to look after the welfare of the pravasees hailing from the state, they said, adding that it expected to get government approval for society soon.

They also urged the government to fix initial share prize of the proposed Kannur airport at Rs 5,000 instead of Rs 50,000 to enable the NRIs to subscribe.

Kerala Rural Development and Pravasi Affairs Minister K C Joseph would inaugurate the meet, they added.