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The spate of incidents of ugly behaviour and misconduct towards its commuters by the employees of private Indigo Airlines has proved beyond doubt that they are indispensible and no law of the land can penalise this airline for its staff’s immoral, unethical and intolerable behaviour with their travellers. Just few days ago the India badminton star of international ranking, champion PV Sindhu had complained about the misbehaviour and rude conduct of its staff with her and she was constrained to lodge her protest in the media after lodging her complaint with higher authorities.

But today what has happened is something beyond expectation in a civilised society when the media channels of the country are literally airing visuals showing the Indigo staff in uniform badly thrashing an old commuter on the tarmac of the airline as if he is a thief, history sheeter or a criminal. The repeated beating or a physical assault of the passenger with powerful fisticuffs and leg pushings without caring for any penalisation thus showing rebuff to the laws and law enforcing agencies of the land unambiguously speak of the fact that the management and staff of this Airlines whose shares are knocking down is in the stage of frustration having no respect for its valued passengers.

This highly condemnable, uncalled for and criminal behaviour and act by the Indigo staff with its passenger in broad daylight is an act that warrants most stringent action from the side of the government authorities no less than rigorous imprisonment. This is not the first such shameful incident has happened but in the past too its passengers were dealt with utterly bad and uncivilised behaviour and the recent case is with the internationally recognised badminton player PV Sandhu.

This shameful action of the Indigo employees have compelled even the former chairman and managing director of Air India and currently the chairman of Railway Board Ashwani Lohani who is also a prolific writer, write a post on facebook expressing his immense concern and shock on this uncivilised behaviour and act of the Indigo staff which is as following:
The shameful manhandling by two airline (indigo) employees in beating up a passenger on the tarmac is inhuman, disgusting to say the least and not at all acceptable in a civilized society. The subsequent action of the airline in sacking the whistleblower is the icing on the cake of gross misconduct.

It is apparent that such an act is borne only out of the false sense of pride that the company has started displaying since their market share has started knocking on 50%. Indifference towards the very passengers who took them there is indeed sad. That the role of the national carrier in maintaining a sense of sobriety in airline operations and also fares may soon come to a halt in light of the ongoing disinvestment process is also a cause of concern in light of such incidents.

What happenned on the tarmac is just unacceptable and the government needs to step in with a very heavy hand and that too without delay./ Ashwani Lohani/ Chairman Railway Board

It is seldom seen that an officer in the government job is recognized by the prime minister of the country singularly and allocated the key responsibilities of those departments which were running in colossal losses but after that officer’s taking charge these departments running in huge losses in a short span of time turn into profit making organisations and not only this but its entire work force that earlier used to be complacent and ignorant gets fully rejuvenated and feels extremely happy to work under his command.
Yes i am talking about none other but an outstanding officer with four engineering degrees and coveted Limca books of record holder, the newly appointed Chairman of Railway board Ashwani Lohani who is famous as a turnaround man of India having brought all corporations which he led into extreme profits including the vast and complex AIR INDIA from the whopping losses of 2000 crores to the profit of 150 crores in a short span of time action while being at its helm. An officer with impeccable integrity, perseverance, fully committed to his job, highly innovative, used to confronting challenges and bettering them with his hard and intelligent innovative actions and initiatives, hailing from Kashipur, Uttarakhand and educated in a convent school Ashwani Lohani is a hard nut to be cracked as far as compromising with work culture or corruption is concerned.
While being the CMD of ITDC’s Hotel Ashok and ITDC,  Madhya Pradesh including his various stints in Railways Lohani’s work culture and his respect for the entire staff right from the top to bottom and involving them into responsibilities as an elder, younger brother or a fatherly figure was phenomenal. Credit goes to him for making the oldest locomotive engine of the British era Fairy Queen getting modernized and rejuvenated and making records of the sorts. Ashwani Lohani is outstandingly unique and I am not praising him because I have any interest whatsoever, but being an Uttarakhandi and a citizen of India and an impartial journalist too, I consider it my moral duty to highlight his achievements as an officer of revolutionary innovations and people friendly results though the outcomes also help governments. 
Ashwani Lohani is an intelligent and an outstanding guy indeed who is too close and nostalgic to the fellow UTTARAKHANDIS being himself from Kashipur, Uttarakhand. Lohani is a prolific writer and a vivacious reader too who’ v nicely articulated several articles in various prestigious national dailies of the country particularly the much read, ‘The Pioneer Daily’.  Lots and lots can be written about Ashwani Lohani but what makes him more favorite of the common masses is the fact that he is a Facebook user as well with posting his brief and precise significant posts for the benefit of the later. He acknowledges tremendous likes and comments from his more friends than rather negligible foes or critics.
Ashwani Lohani may be a bureaucrat for many but in a real sense he is a pro people officer having a pro people tilt and an aspiration for doing something good for the country in whichever department he works being at the helm. I as a journalist having met him just once or twice at public functions and have come to a conclusion that he is simply great who is born for doing something outstanding, innovative and pro people for the country’s benefit and well being. What do you say, friends?