Tuesday, May 19, 2020

At the airport, they work tirelessly

Chennai: Domestic and international flights may have been suspended in the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown, but a few aircraft do land and take off from the Chennai International Airport. Passengers arrive and depart on repatriation flights, though nowhere close to the levels witnessed pre-lockdown.

To keep the airport running smoothly, housekeeping personnel, among others, head to work every day. They see themselves as front line workers in tackling the pandemic.

Take, for instance, Manimala, 38, a housekeeping worker at the airport. For her, her 55-year-old mother, Palaniammal, a housekeeping staff at Guindy, is an inspiration. Ms. Manimala, who has been working at the airport for the last three years, is proud to be a front line worker. “Passengers who are stranded at various places arrive in and leave from the city. It is our duty to keep them safe when they step inside the airport. Once a passenger shook hands with me to appreciate my work. I think that was the biggest compliment. I will always cherish that gesture,” she said.
18/05/20 Sunitha Sekar/The Hindu
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