Pune: The check-in process at the Pune Airport, like all other airports across the world, has undergone a massive change because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Air flyers were the most vulnerable section of society when Coronavirus Disease spread rapidly in the world.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) deputed at the Pune airport and responsible for its security is taking all precautionary measures to prevent COVID-19 in the wake of resumption of air service from May 25. After a gap of two months, flights were operated from Pune to selected destinations A large number of passengers are departing from the airport and due to this, the security is also on high alert and thorough checking of id-cards and tickets is being carried out.
“The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has made a glass cabin near the departure gate. We have already mentioned at the gate that passengers coming to the airport have to remove their mask and show their face, a senior CISF officer from New Delhi told Sakal Times.
Passengers have to show their id-cards and e-tickets to the security personnel. After verification only, they can enter the terminal building.
“After the procedures of check-in, boarding pass and luggage sanitizing are completed, they have to follow the security check at Security Hold Area (SHA)," the officer said.
Like everywhere, there are markings on the floor at a distance of 1.5 meters done by the Airport Authority of India (AAI).
If anyone is found standing outside the marked area, they were immediately told by our staff to follow this rule, the officer said.
During the security check, the passengers using the tray for their belongings during checking have to sanitize their hands. After every movement of the tray, it is sanitized by the staff.
The procedure is the same across the country and this time passengers are more cooperative than other days.
“The hand frisking machine is sanitized after every checking of passengers. It is mandatory even for our staff to use sanitizer after each passenger movement. The same procedures are followed for women passengers also. Our lady staffers are thoroughly checking them,” said the officer.
The AAI has provided more than 100 face shields and gloves to the CISF personnel.