Saturday, May 20, 2017

Trolley trouble to plague fliers for next few months

Kolkata: Flying through Kolkata airport? Travel light and carry a strolley. If you have multiple luggage without wheels, be prepared to lug them till the terminal building because baggage trolleys will remain in short supply for another four to six months.
Kolkata airport director Atul Dikshit on Friday said the city's tryst with trolley trouble will persist for months following the suspension of a tender to procure 3,000 trolleys after it encountered a legal complication. "We were about to award the contract when a legal issue cropped up. The matter is being scrutinized by the legal department in Delhi. Once we get the nod, a fresh tender may have to be floated. That will take at least four months," he said.
On Thursday, fliers arriving from Bangkok were unable to find trolleys. Airport officials blamed the contractor appointed to run the service of mismanagement, but the latter argued it was impossible to make do with the 1,500-odd trolleys in service when 700-800 passengers were transiting the airport every hour.
20/05/17 Times of India