Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Curbs on purchases at airport shops relaxed

New Delhi:The Union Civil Aviation Ministry on Tuesday announced relaxation in the procedure for making purchases in duty-free shops at the airports.
Briefing reporters on the new security procedure, Civil Aviation Secretary Ajay Prasad said passengers would now be allowed to make purchases before their departure at duty-free shops located outside the security hold area but the items would not be handed over to the passenger at the shops. The items, kept in an identifiable bag, would be delivered at the aircraft boarding point.
Mr. Prasad said it would be the responsibility of the duty-free shop owner or operator to get the bag containing the sold items checked at the security points and have these delivered to the passenger. The new procedure would come into effect from midnight of September 1, he said.
30/08/06 The Hindu
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