A chaotic scene unfolded at the Mumbai airport this morning amid huge crowds as passengers blamed poor crowd management for missing flights as they were stuck in long queues. Domestic carrier IndiGo advised passengers to “report early to allow adequate time for security checks”.
Mumbai airport sources said, “There has been an increase in passengers due to the festive season. The airport has deployed extra security as we cannot be generous with our security. There has been a rush due to security checks. We will soon be ready.” Will issue a statement only.” NB.
Unhappy passengers took out on social media. “The T2 at CSMIA (Mumbai airport) is in a shambles. It really feels like we are in the dark ages. Endless milling crowds, machines breaking down, anger erupting, chaos everywhere. Staff doing their best But absolutely unable to cope. Who plays this full shitshow? Please tag them. (sic),” tweeted Bollywood composer Vishal Dadlani.
T2 AT CSMIA (Mumbai Airport) is in a dilapidated condition.
Truly it feels like we are in the dark ages. Endless rush of mills, breakdown of machines, chills, chaos everywhere. Employees are doing their best but absolutely unable to cope.
Who Runs This Absolute Shitshow? Tag them please.
— Vishal Dadlani (@VishalDadlani) 8 October 2021
Mumbai airport is a mess. It takes at least 1 hour to enter and check-in and then this rush for security check. How can one board the flight even 2 1/2 hours before the domestic flight. It is the de facto commercial capital of the country. pic.twitter.com/OII3s46GZh
— Prakash Gadani (@prakashgadani) 8 October 2021
Is the good time back? Mumbai airport this morning. Travel is the new wave 🙂 pic.twitter.com/FC1qRX95zg
— K Sudarshan (@SudarshanEMA) 8 October 2021
— indigo (@indigo6e) 8 October 2021
— Nilesh Arora (@AroraNeelesh) 8 October 2021
Along with a picture, Prakash Gagdani, CEO of fintech firm 5paisa.com said, “Mumbai airport is a mess. It takes at least 1 hour to enter and check-in and then this rush for security check. Can board a flight that reaches even 2 1/2 hours before a domestic flight. This is the de facto commercial capital of the country. (sic)”.
In a tweet, IndiGo said: “#6ETravelAdvisory: Huge rush at #Mumbai & #Chennai airports. Passengers are advised to report early to allow adequate time for security checks.”