New Delhi: Low-cost airline IndiGo will now charge a passenger Rs 100 service fee if they want to check-in at the airport counters, the airline said in a statement. Earlier in May, it was made mandatory by the aviation ministry for passengers to do web check-in so as to reduce touch points at the airport amid the coronavirus pandemic. Also Read - Who Created Aarogya Setu App? RTI Body Summons Govt Over Lack of Information

“IndiGo has introduced a service fee of INR 100 for check-in at the airport counters effective October 17, 2020,” said the statement. Also Read - India Has Lowest COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Per Million in The World: Report

“We encourage all passengers to web check-in as per the Government directive, using our website or mobile app. The check-in fee at the airport counters is applicable on all bookings made, starting from today i.e. October 17, 2020,” it noted. Also Read - Marlon Samuels Launches Expletive Laden Instagram Tirade After Ben Stokes Comment

The low-cost carrier said it is committed to take all precautionary measures for a contactless and hassle-free travel experience for its customers.

Scheduled domestic passenger services resumed in India on May 25 after a gap of two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Scheduled international passenger flights continue to remain suspended in the country since March 23 due to the pandemic.