Saturday, February 22, 2020

No hiccups for those taking flight

Those flying on day of US Prez Trump’s visit have been advised to carry hard copy of ticket and leave 3 hrs before flight Passengers taking flight from Ahmedabad airport on February 24, the day US President Donald Trump visits Ahmedabad, will have to carry hard copy of their ticket and a photo identity card to ensure smooth passage to the airport, the airport director has said.
Digital copy of your ticket might not work as police personnel on the route have been recommended to check hard copy of tickets. Though no flight schedules have been changed, travellers have also been advised to leave before three hours of their flight.
As per sources, around 60 flights are expected between 10 am to 4pm at the airport. With preparations for Trump’s visit to city in full swing and roads leading to Motera stadium and to the airport closed for vehicular traffic from 8 am till the US President leaves on February 24, there were apprehensions among those flying out of Ahmedabad.
Airports Authority of India after discussion with the city police commissioner has arrived at a solution to allow fliers with hard copy of ticket and photo ID to enter airport. The top traffic cop has told Mirror that they will not allow passengers to pass by if timing clashes with timings of VVIP convoy. As there may be delay in departures following the VVIP movement at airport, passengers have been advised to leave at least three hours before the scheduled flight timing.
 When asked about the flight rescheduling and other arrangements, Airport Director Manoj Gangal told Mirror, “We have talked to police commissioner who has agreed to permit passengers who show hard copy of their travel itinerary and photo ID. I request passengers to keep these with them and show it to security officials. I also appeal to passengers to keep three hours in hand before the flight timing. There is no rescheduling of flight or cancellation due to the VVIP visit.”
22/02/20 Vishal Patadiya/Ahmedabad Mirror
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