“Instead of wasting time on ordering VIP handling for elected representatives perhaps DGCA should focus on getting our Cat 1 rating back,” Omar said on twitter.

According to reports, US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has downgraded India's aviation safety ranking. India has now been put in category II of safety ranking from category 1 that directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA) was in earlier.

The downgrade means that Indian carriers will now not be able to add flights to US. Also aircraft of Indian airlines that fly there, Air India and Jet Airways, can be held indefinitely for checks there, which will make it difficult for them to adhere to schedule.

The DGCA had earlier asked private airlines to give special privileges like lounge access and faster security clearance to MPs, sparking a furore with some politicians denouncing it for not being in sync with the times.

Omar had said earlier that it reflected ‘a special kind of disconnect with the reality’.

"To be demanding such special privileges for "VIPs" in this political atmosphere takes a special kind of disconnect with the reality," he said on Twitter.


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