Monday, January 01, 2018

Give facilities to flyers, DM tells officials

Patna: After disruption in flight operations for the last two days due to dense fog and chaotic scenes at Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport at Patna, Patna district magistrate Sanjay Kumar Agarwal on Sunday instructed the airport authorities to provide basic facilities to the flyers waiting there for no fault of theirs.

Holding a meeting of police, airport officials and local meteorological office at the airport, the DM asked the Patna meteorological centre officials to provide weather updates to airport for at least next two days so that the officials could manage the flight schedules accordingly.
Agarwal instructed the airport authorities to set up a temporary canopy in the parking area and arrange 400 comfortable chairs for the passengers. "On the basis of weather forecast, please inform the passengers in advance about either cancellation or rescheduling of flights due to bad weather conditions," he told the Met officials.
The district administration has also decided to arrange water, ATM and mobile toilet facilities on the airport premises. "There should be enough stock of food to feed the waiting passengers. In case of flight cancellation, the airport authorities should provide the flyers lunch, dinner and snacks and warm water and also chocolates and wafers to the kids. Transportation service will also be provided to the flyers to drop them at their homes during evening and night hours due to cancellation of or delay in flights. Security will be tightened around the airport at night and police patrolling inside and outside the airport premises will also be increased," Agarwal said.
01/01/18 Faryal Rumi/Times of India