Monday, September 11, 2017

Security drill at CSIA disrupts traffic for an hour near airport, many flights delayed

Mumbai: Flight services at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), Mumbai, were delayed for around an hour on Sunday afternoon after it was closed down for a short period owing to a security drill. While passengers were evacuated from Terminal 2 during the drill, no flight took off or landed at the airport between 1.30 and 2.45 pm.
Officials from the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) that manages the CSIA confirmed that the security drill was an “informed drill” and continued for an hour and 30 minutes.
“Flight services were affected for that time. These are informed drills and must be carried out at the airport once a year, according to the guidelines of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation,” an official spokesperson from the MIAL said.
The Ministry of Home Affairs had issued an alert to all states and security agencies after intelligence agencies warned of possible terror attacks on aircraft, at metro stations or other modes of public transport.
11/09/17 Indian Express