Saturday, May 01, 2021

Airport staff to fine safety norm violators

Hyderabad: Beginning May 1, staff members of Hyderabad airport will act as special police officers (SPO) to enforce Covid-19 safety rules till July 31, 2021. These trained SPOs will have powers to fine (e-challan) passengers, visitors and staff violating safety rules within the airport premises.

In view of the shortage of manpower in police department in the face of challenges amidst Covid-19 pandemic, director general of police, Telangana, Mahendar Reddy has authorised GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) officials to enforce the government orders to ensure passengers comply by wearing a mask at the airport at all times.

“These special officers’ authority will only be limited to imposing penalty on passengers, visitors and staff who do not follow the Covid-19 safety guidelines within the airport premises,” read a press release issued by the airport authorities.

01/05/21 Times of India

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