Amid the rising number of Covid-19 positive cases among the travellers, a well-knit team is working at the Srinagar International Airport to ensure that COVID-19 guidelines are followed by the passengers .
As per the Director, Airports Authority of India (AAI), Srinagar the officials of the AAI, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel and officials from private airline companies have been asked to ensure that passengers travelling at the Srinagar Airport wear the protective face mask and follow social distancing.
It may be mentioned that the terminal building, where the passengers check-in and check-out, and the apron area, where an aircraft is parked at the Srinagar Airport are controlled by the AAI.
As per the AAI, station managers of private airlines has been asked that SOPs be followed in letter and spirit.
“The members have been trying to create awareness on the importance of facemasks and social distancing among travellers. In case any of the passengers show resistance to wearing masks, a fine of Rs 500 will be imposed on the violators” Singh said.
Singh said in view of the increase in the number of flights to and from Srinagar, the number of booths conducting COVID-19 tests has been increased. “We have staff working for extended hours at the testing booths as there are flights operating till 8 pm now,” Singh said.