Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has announced that passengers flouting COVID safety norms at the airport will now be issued a fine of Rs.1000 on the spot.
These safety norms include wearing a mask that covers the mouth and nose properly, and maintaining appropriate social distancing.
Save upto Rs.2500 on flights with coupon code MONEY:Book Flights
The CSMIA has deputed marshals to monitor different parts of the airport and levy fines on those refusing to comply with the necessary precautions. In case of further non-compliance, the violators will be handed over to the authorities for necessary action.
This fine has come into effect starting from April 1:
With effect from April 1, 2021, a fine of INR 1000 will be issued to individuals who do not follow COVID safety norms at CSMIA, such as wearing face masks & maintaining social distancing amongst others.
Know more: https://t.co/yTqpHdAVLO.#MaskUp #SocialDistancing #WeCare #CSMIA pic.twitter.com/Ic3pSudFvW
— CSMIA (@CSMIA_Official) April 8, 2021
As per the airport, this move has been mandated by the latest guidelines issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), instructing airports to enhance surveillance to ensure that flight passengers are appropriately following all necessary precautions while travelling during the pandemic.
The guidelines also state that the airports may take strict action, such as levying spot fines to ensure COVID appropriate behaviour:
— DGCA (@DGCAIndia) March 30, 2021
The new guidelines come shortly after the DGCA instructed airlines to deboard passengers violating COVID safety precautions in flights.
Since the Mumbai Airport resumed domestic flight operations back in May 2020, it has adopted several safety measures to ensure that passengers have a safe and comfortable flying experience.
These measures include floor markings to promote social distancing, spaced seating arrangements and installation of plexiglass to minimize face-to-face interactions between airport personnel and passengers, among others.
Stay tuned with ixigo for the latest flight-related updates, and don’t forget to practice COVID appropriate behaviour at all times!
Top Searched Flight Routes
Bangalore To Lucknow Flights | Ranchi To Bangalore Flights | Pune To Jaipur Flights | Kolkata To Bagdogra Flights | Delhi To Leh Flights | Chennai To Pune Flights | Delhi To Bali Flights | Jaipur To Delhi Flights | Kolkata To Hyderabad Flights | Kolkata To Pune Flights | Mumbai To Gorakhpur Flights | Jaipur To Bangalore Flights | Ahmedabad To Bangalore Flights | Jammu To Delhi Flights | Delhi To Dehradun Flights | Delhi To Nagpur Flights | Ahmedabad To Pune Flights | Surat To Delhi Flights | Mumbai To Bhubaneswar Flights | Chennai To Dubai Flights