Monday, October 09, 2017

Extra flights but no security infrastructure upgrade at airports

New Delhi:  Frequent flyers have long dreaded serpentine queues for security checks at airports. Now, even Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has raised a red flag at the practice of adding more flights at peak hours without increasing infrastructure or manpower to handle the increased rush.
"Passenger traffic at all airports has increased by 65% in last 5 years... this increase is... abnormally high during peak hours... it varies from 39% increase in Delhi; 132.2% increase in Bengaluru; 89.8% in Kolkata; 48.1% in Ahmedabad; 62.8% in Mumbai and 84% at Lucknow during peak hours. Despite this... security infrastructure and manpower have remained the same, resulting in congestion at security check points and undue pressure on security personnel," CISF says in a report submitted to the Union home and aviation
09/10/17 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India