Monday, July 24, 2023

Govt Reacts As Loose Ceiling Of Veer Savarkar Airport Recently Unveiled By PM Modi Sparks Row

Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said that the loosened ceiling of the recently inaugurated Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair was deliberately loosened for CCTV work. Quoting Congress MP Jairam Ramesh's tweet over the incident, Scindia said that the opposition should seek an explanation instead of 'jumping the gun'. PM Narendra Modi had last week unveiled the new terminal of the airport.

"The structure is outside the terminal building. Besides, a part of the false ceiling had been deliberately loosened for CCTV work. Heavy winds (about 100 km/hr) later, led to the swinging panels as seen in the video. The false ceiling had been restored after completing the work. Next time, instead of jumping the gun and seeking sensationalism out of nothing, just seek an explanation," he tweeted.

Earlier, reacting to visuals of fallen ceilings, Ramesh took to Twitter and said, "The Prime Minister will inaugurate anything these days — even if it’s unfinished or substandard infrastructure (highways, airports, bridges, trains, etc). More than willing ministers anxious to boost their Sensex with him oblige."

"It’s the taxpayers and citizens who pay the cost. Such a sorry state of affairs in ‘New India’!" the Congress leader added.

On Sunday, as heavy rain continued to lash parts of Gujarat, Ahmedabad Airport got flooded following which passengers struggled to commute. The waterlogging at the airport gave a hard time to passengers. The airport authority has asked passengers to check in with their airlines about their flights. Since then, passengers have been sharing visuals of the flooded airport on social media sites.

24/07/2023 ABP Live

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