Over ₹255 cr spent on chartered flights during PM Modi’s foreign engagements in last 3 yrs

An expenditure of over ₹255 crore was incurred on chartered flights during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign engagements in the past three years, the Rajya Sabha was told on Thursday.

In a written reply, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said that in 2016-17 ₹76.27 crore was spent on chartered flights while in 2017-18 ₹99.32 crore was spent.


In 2018-19, ₹ 79.91 crore was spent while the bill for 2019-20 has not been received, he said, adding in 2016-17, ₹2,24,75,451 were incurred on hotline facilities while in 2017-18 the cost incurred for it was ₹58,06,630.

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