The Mumbai Global Airport witnessed chaos and big rush of passengers on Friday morning as other people left the town for his or her hometowns for the Navratri pageant. The terminal seemed like a crowded railway station.
A lot of other people reportedly overlooked their flight in all of the commotion and blamed the airport government for deficient control of the group that compelled them to stay caught in lengthy queues.
Offended passengers took to social media to vent out their frustration.
“T2 AT CSMIA (Mumbai Airport) is a shambles. Literally feels like we’re in the dark ages. Endless milling crowds, machines breaking down, tempers frayed, chaos everywhere. Staff doing their best but absolutely unable to cope. Who runs this absolute shitshow? Please tag them. (sic),” composer and singer Vishal Dadlani tweeted.
T2 AT CSMIA (Mumbai Airport) is a shambles. Literally feels like we’re in the dark ages. Endless milling crowds, machines breaking down, tempers frayed, chaos everywhere. Staff doing their best but absolutely unable to cope.
Who runs this absolute shitshow? Please tag them.
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) October 8, 2021
I missed my flight this morning because of this utter chaos. Security and other airport officials doing nothing at all to regulate the people. People were breaking cue, throiwing their luggage on the belt. I saw one child getting crushed by the crowds, she could barely breathe— Arjun Vas (@ArjV89) October 8, 2021
Some airlines such as IndiGo had warned passengers beforehand to “to report early to allow sufficient time for security check”.
Prakarsh Gagdani, CEO of fintech firm 5paisa.com, said the otherwise simple process of check-in and security check was taking over an hour. “Mumbai Airport is a mess. It takes at least 1 hr to enter and do check-in and then this crowd for security check. How can someone board a flight even reaching 2 1/2 hrs before domestic flight. This is the real commercial capital of the country,” he stated.
Mumbai Airport is a multitude. It takes atleast 1 hr to go into and do check-in after which this crowd for safety verify. How can somebody board a flight even achieving 2 1/2 hrs prior to home flight. That is the true industrial capital of the rustic. pic.twitter.com/OII3s46GZh— Prakarsh Gagdani (@PrakarshGagdani) October 8, 2021
In the meantime, Mumbai reported 458 new Covid-19 circumstances and 5 deaths on Thursday, taking the overall selection of infections to 7,47,156. Maharashtra reported 2,681 new circumstances, and 49 deaths on Thursday.