Immigration Counters Crowded; Aai Seeks Extra Employees For Airport | Chennai Information


Chennai: As immigration counters are crowded, Airports Authority of India (AAI) has requested the federal government to depute extra personnel at Chennai airport.
All counters will not be manned on the worldwide arrival terminal as a result of there’s a scarcity of employees. That is resulting in congestion and lengthy queues when two widebody flights arrive again to again at evening. The airport authorities have requested the immigration to function all out there counters to make sure that passengers can clear the formalities quick.
A senior official of AAI stated that there are 48 counters and “now we have requested for extra folks together with for the counters that may come up within the new built-in terminal.”
The airport has requested for greater than 100 folks.
There’s a scarcity however the current employees are ample to handle the present passengers as a result of the variety of worldwide flights are fewer. The authorities have to be versatile and man empty counters relying on the variety of passengers.
“There can be an issue if scheduled flights resume. We’ve requested for extra employees for the present terminal and likewise for the brand new terminal that can be opened. We’ve already knowledgeable the immigration authorities to man all of the counters to stop queues,” he added.
He additionally stated that extra manpower has been requested as a result of the personnel can be prepared by the point flights resume and the brand new terminal is prepared. The union authorities has suspended scheduled flights until the tip of January.
The arrival terminal has 48 counters. The brand new terminal could have 108 counters.
When the brand new terminal is accomplished subsequent 12 months, AAI plans to shift worldwide arrivals to the brand new constructing. It’ll perform on the new terminal until the vacated constructing is demolished and rebuilt. “The discussions are on to shift and plans are being drawn up,” stated an official.
The airport at present handles round 26 worldwide flights per day. The variety of passengers will enhance within the coming days as Singapore – the most well-liked vacation spot from the town – has been faraway from the at-risk record of nations.
“That is useful for passengers. A number of are able to journey. The lifting of restrictions will enhance flights and passengers,” stated an airline official.


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