• Inspection to be carried in Chennai airport after several complaints received

    Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today ordered Airports Authority of India (AAI) to carry out an inspection of the Chennai Airport, which has seen over 40 incidents of collapse of glass panels, granite slabs and false ceiling since 2013.

    The government-run airport operator has also been asked to fix the maintenance issues at the earliest, Raju said in a tweet today.

    “Recd (received). several msgs (messages) on maintenance issues at Chennai airport. Passed orders for inspection by senior officers and immediate rectification,” Raju tweeted.

    The Chennai airport was upgraded and modernised by the AAI in 2013 at an investment of over Rs 2,000 crore.

    The airport is, however, facing multitude of problems both relating to structural as well as maintenance issues.

    Last month alone, three incidents of a portion of false ceiling crashing down were reported at the airport.  Alex Cappa Jersey

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