Sunday, February 11, 2018

Two-wheelers will not be allowed on Pune airport premises from Feb 15

Pune: The Lohegaon airport authorities have decided not to allow two-wheelers on the premises of the Lohegaon airport from February 15. Officials said the step was being taken in view of security and traffic issues in the area.
Sources said the move was being initiated mainly to further streamline the flow of traffic in the area in front of the terminal building.
"We are trying to set things straight for passengers and also for people who come to the airport to pick up and drop passengers. Security is also an issue as the airport falls under the hyper sensitive category of the Central Industrial Security Force," an airport official said.
While officials of the CISF, which guards the civil enclave, did not comment on the security aspect, their counterparts in the Airports Authority of India, too, did not share the details.
"The place used to be very chaotic earlier with many vehicles entering the premises. Frequent traffic jams used to be witnessed in front of the terminal building throughout the day. Though things are better now, but the two-wheelers parked in a haphazard manner at different places create a lot of problem," another official said.
11/02/18 Joy Sengupta/Times of India