Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Lohegaon airport to turn ‘musical’

Soothing music is likely to reverberate in the city airport from this month. A tender has been floated for playing music at the facility to de-stress flyers. A source said the Airports Authority of India (AAI) had expressed a desire to introduce music in airports to provide passengers an engaging environment.
“Proper specifications have been made. The songs to be pre-recorded will veer around local cultural heritage, monuments and tourist places. They will be played 8-10 times a day at the airport terminal building. A 30-day content backup will be maintained for uninterrupted play. On/off-location radio jockeys can be deployed as per the feasibility. Also, the coverage of special AAI-related events and events of national importance at the airport will be done,” an airport official said. “Music is a way to lighten the mood of people. In some cases, passengers become anxious. Music can de-stress the atmosphere,” the official pointed out.
Pune airport was declared as a silent facility from January 10 last year.
02/04/19 Joy Sengupta/Ties of India