Following a demand from passengers to reduce the price of RT-PCR tests at the Chennai International Airport, the private laboratory there capped the price of rapid testing.
In order to get passengers tested for COVID-19, the lab has been providing three services at different costs – Rs 900 for result in 8 hours, Rs 2,500 for result in 2-4 hours and Rs 3,400 now for result in 15-20 minutes. While a price deduction was announced for one of the RT PCR services, the price for the other two remained the same.
For passengers travelling to the UAE, it is mandatory to get the test result within 15-30 minutes. Passengers, who urged the authorities to reduce the price of the third version, also demanded that they have to be allowed to choose among the three services available.
Following the demand, the price was reduced to Rs 3,400. The price revision took effect on Friday.