Chaos at Mumbai airport due to long queues, almost all domestic flights delayed
MUMBAI: Almost all Friday morning domestic departures from the Mumbai airport were delayed due to chaos at Terminal 2, which saw long queues at CISF security gates with passengers jostling and struggling to reach their boarding gates on time.
A number of flyers missed their flights due to inadequate measures at the airport terminal which couldn't handle the passenger crowding brought on by the weekend and festive season.
The only few domestic flights that departed on time were those scheduled before 6 am such as Air India flights to Goa, Hyderabad, and Nagpur, SpiceJet flight to Cochin, IndiGo flights to Udaipur and Kolkata.
Almost all the domestic flights' scheduled post 6 am, barring a couple of them, were delayed beyond 15 minutes, with most of them delayed by 20-30 minutes and some delayed beyond an hour. Said airline personnel, "We have been seeing long queues on weekends, but this weekend, probably due to the commencement of the festive season, the morning peak hour passenger rush was unprecedented in recent pandemic times."
"Literally feels like we're in the dark ages. Endless milling crowds, machines breaking down, tempers frayed, chaos everywhere,'' tweeted Vishal Dadlani, a passenger.
Arjun Vas tweeted, "I missed my flight this morning because of this utter chaos. Security and other airport officials doing nothing at all to regulate the people. People were breaking queue, throwing their luggage on the belt. I saw one child getting crushed by the crowds, she could barely breathe."
These idiots will again spread the disease. Have we not suffered enough ? R we such dumb-heads that after seeing two dreaded waves, after having lost soo much, after having felt an unprecedented level of helplessness, still we want to throw caution to the wind. N then we'll very conveniently blame Modi and teh State Govt and everyone else in the World. Except our own selves
This is Gautam Adani Management for you. Absolutely shameful for a city like Mumbai. Throw this Adani out.
Mumbai is dying now infra structure so sad
Yes, time to move back to a great state like UP.
Mumbai is a gone case....thanks to Thackerays.
Mumbai Infrastructure has already collapsed.
Inexperienced n Incompetent n useless Adooni running Mumbai airport.
Sit at home Idiots !! Dont spread the disease
MODI and ADANI have messed up everything
These people already had tickets and boarding passes. Then why they rush as if they are going to catch a bus?
Looks like people have forgotten that corona risk is still not gone. Next 1 month of festival and Christmas New year is critical for win over Corona.
Security system in the airports need a good review and revamp so that passengers need not wait for so long and do all those nonsenses of screening.........
Is this something first time happened.
everywhere this happens purely because of indiscipline attitude of masses.
Give all airports to Adani!
Who is running this Airport ? Some one who has no idea of running one .. Don't blame the security !
In Delhi , it is so smooth and organized..so civic sense matters. Delhi people are more civilized than Mumbai..In kolkata also the people are obeying the rules.
Need few more airports in Mumbai
Recently traveled twice fromb Chennai to Mumbai. Situation in Chennai is horrible. CISF harassing passengers in name of Security and opening bags arbitrarily. Noone to supervise
Mumbai.. they can not fill pot holes , forgot about inffra ..
one airport serving a hinterland of 50 million people . WOW incredible
During pandemic crowd not expected