Srinagar: Airport Authority of India has introduced a “drop and go” facility at the entry to the Srinagar international airport to address “long-standing” grievances from passengers about delays and hassles at the Airport.
According to the Airport Director, the facility, a complimentary one, would allow a passenger to leave their vehicles at the drop gate, then directly put their baggage on x-ray and after screening, they can board e-carts stationed at Drop Gate.
“There is a long-standing grievance from our passengers about delays and hassles for entry to the Airport at Drop Gate,” the Director said.
The vehicle checking, baggage checking and personal frisking is a time consuming process and this results in delays to the passengers seeking entry to the airport, he noted.
“Hassles are increasing to such an extent that we have to often advise the passengers to come to the airport for four hours in advance so that they do not miss their flights,” he said, adding, “Despite such precautions there are frequent complaints that passengers are still missing their flights.”