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Mumbai Airport to fine ₹1,000 to anyone violating the Covid-19 safety protocols

As per a Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) directive, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has decided to levy a fine of ₹1,000 on any individual found violating the mandatory Covid-19 safety protocols at the airport. It has already come into effect.
With the latest directive from the aviation safety watchdog DGCA, the airport has deputed marshals to monitor different parts of the airport.
“In the event of non-compliance of Covid rules, the violator will be handed over to the authorities for further action,” the CSMIA said in a statement.

Marshals deployed by the airport operator will levy fines on any individual who refuses to comply with the safety protocols. In the event of further non-compliance, the violator will be handed over to the authorities for further action, CSMIA said in a statement.
The fine will be collected from individuals who refuse to comply with the safety norms such as wearing appropriate face masks and maintaining social distancing amongst others at the airport.
“The airport has established several measures to promote the practice of social distancing including floor markers, spaced seating arrangements, and installation of plexiglass to minimize face-to-face interactions between airport personnel and passengers. Furthermore, hand sanitisers have been strategically placed through the premise, and passengers are encouraged to optimise contactless payment transactions while at the airport,” CSMIA added.

Report by Chetali S M
Reported on – 04/04/2021

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