In what highlights the sorry state of affairs at Air India, over 40 Indian school children were forced to spend the night sleeping on the floor at the Paris airport after their flight to New Delhi was delayed due to technical reasons.
According to reports, Air India Flight AI 142 was scheduled to take off from Paris on June 16, 2015 at 10.00 PM, however, it was delayed due some unexplained technical reasons. The flight was suppose to fly back over 40 school children who had been on a tour to Europe.
As per general rule, Air India should have arranged for an alternative stay for these children belonging to KR Mangalam World School, however, the kids were forced to sleep on the floor. They were not even provided food or drinking water during their ordeal.
No one from Air India has appeared to take care of these children at the airport since the announcement of the delay in flight, which was yet to take-off till the writing of this report. Neither Air India nor Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju have responded to the issue.