Flight delays leading to chaos at Guwahati Airport
Regular flight delays due to fog has led to an over crowded and chaotic situation at Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport.
The current airport terminal is 2,03,050 sq ft and it can serve optimally 5,000 domestic passengers and 1,250 international passengers.
Lack of facilities ranging from inadequate trolleys to over congestion of terminals has been plaguing the LGBI airport, complained many frequent fliers.
Earlier in January, the opposition leader in the Assam Legislative Assembly, Debabrata Saikia, had written to the civil aviation department complaining that the airport is in need of upgradation.
When G Plus contacted him, Saikia said, “When it (LGBI airport) was set up, it was built to meet the international standards. But the standards have changed over time and Assam along with Northeast has grown leaps and bounds. While the current structure has a capacity for 2,000 passengers, the footfall has increased to 5,000 passengers daily. Not only congestion, but security too has become a major issue.”
People standing in queues at LGBI Airport | G Plus Photo