If any passenger does not follow the COVID guidelines, then 1000 rupees will be charged as spot fine.
A fine of 1000 rupees will be imposed for ignoring the rules.
Corona cases are increasing very rapidly. Especially in Maharashtra, it has become serious again due to which a 12-hour night curfew has also been imposed in Pune. In the midst of increasing cases, strictures are being exercised everywhere regarding the rules. Taking a step in this direction, Mumbai Airport has started a fine of 1000 rupees. If any passenger does not follow the COVID guidelines, then 1000 rupees will be charged as spot fine. This rule has been implemented since April 1.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation, or DGCA, had last week asked the airport administration to better manage the implementation of social distancing and COVID-related regulations. It should be ensured that social distancing is not disregarded under any circumstances. On Saturday, this fine was announced by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) under the directions of DGCA. If a passenger does not comply with the rules related to COVID, then a fine of 1000 rupees will be charged immediately. Therefore, it is mandatory to wear masks and maintain social distancing at the airport.
Will be taken off the plane if the rules are not followed
In the month of March also, DGCA released the COVID Guideline. In it, DGCA said that passengers will be de-boarded if they do not wear any masks properly inside the aircraft or if the necessary guidelines regarding COVID are not followed. In that order it is clearly said that we must wear masks till entering and leaving the airport. Also, the mask should be above the nose. The CISF and other police personnel will be deployed to check this. If a passenger violates the protocol despite repeated warnings, the passenger will be treated as an ‘unruly passenger’.
Face mask required during air travel
In an earlier order, the DGCA had said that air travelers who would not wear face masks during the flight would be put on the ‘no fly list’ for onward voyages. This means that it is a kind of black list system. Passengers who do not intentionally wear face masks during the flight will not be allowed to travel through any further air lines. This action by the DGCA came after the Delhi High Court’s order of 8 March 2021.
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