On Wednesday, there was another crash of glass at the Chennai Airport. This is not the first time such thing is happening. Sixty-three times at last count.
Though this time, according to the airport, it was a passenger’s fault and what broke was a glass door. The passenger had broken a money exchanger glass door and it was that sound which was heard. Airport Director Deepak Shastri said the falling glass sighting was a rumour.
Despite being renovated just four years ago, the Chennai airport has witnessed 61 incidents of glass panels falling off since then!
In fact, the first case of a panel of a glass panel falling took place just six months after the renovation, and it has recurred multiple times since. Obviously, this poses a grave danger to travellers.
The country’s highest human rights body – the National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) had already issued notices against the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Airport Authority of India after SK Saamy, a Supreme Court lawyer had filed a petition when the glass ceiling fell for the 61st time.
We only hope the concerned authorities take the required action soon. This is a matter of safety for the people, and the sooner it’s done, the better!