FIA moves SC on slow hearing of plea against Tata-Air Asia

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court said on Thursday that it will hear, after the Diwali vacation, a plea by the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) seeking to expedite the hearing of its petition challenging the grant of licence to Tata-Air Asia in violation of DGCA rules.

A bench headed by Justice Anil R.Dave said that matter would be heard after top court opens after Diwali vacation on November 7 after counsel for FIA told the bench that the hearing before the High Court has been adjourned 17 times in last two years.

The court was told that the agreement was in breach of the aviation policy as it places the effective control of the Tata-Air Asia in the hands of the foreign party.