Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Airports Authority of India deputes marshals to man traffic around departure gate

Pune: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has deputed two traffic marshals to manage traffic rush in front of the Pune airport.
With passengers taking their own sweet time to disembark from vehicles near the departure gate following the abolition of payment of Rs 85 for a seven-minute wait on the stretch, airport sources said that two AAI traffic marshals will coordinate with the city traffic police for streamlining the flow of incoming vehicles so that the stretch remains free from congestion.
"The payment had been abolished in October last year owing to demands from the people. Now, with people facing problems due to piling up of vehicles, AAI is planning a new policy regarding the same, which will be announced in due time," Pune airport director Ajay Kumar said.
Sources said that the two men will see and analyse the problems, besides managing traffic.
"With the regulation abolished, it has been seen vehicles coming to drop passengers are taking a lot of time. The airport witnesses a lot of flight movements early morning and day time and again in the late afternoon hours. With passengers taking a lot of time to move towards the departure gate after collecting their luggage from vehicles, the whole place gets crammed with more cars entering the premises," another official pointed out.
17/05/17 Joy Sengupta/Times of India