Monday, October 01, 2018

Can’t magically fix rush-hour woes at Pune airport, says CISF

Pune: Increasing the number of personnel handling passenger security check-in will not smoothen the process unless the overall infrastructure at the airport is improved, said the senior officials of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), a contingent of which mans the installation in Pune.

Their message to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is clear: “We are not magicians and we can’t do miracles.”

“In the late evening hours, the airport handles between 46 and 60 flight arrivals and departures. All this in just a 4-hour time period. The bunching of so many flights in a short span of time is a big problem. We cannot perform miracles. Our personnel at the airport are doing a commendable job, but the AAI must first resolve the issues pertaining to the huge rush. We are ready to provide all assistance,” said Hemendra Singh, the assistant inspector general and PRO of the CISF.
01/10/18 Joy Sengupta/Times of India