In what is now a recurring episode at the Chennai Airport, the glass ceiling collapsed once again on Monday, making it the 63rd time since the new domestic terminal was inaugurated in 2013.
No injuries were reported in the latest incident.
The NHRC had in April issued notices to the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Airport Authority of India. This after SK Saamy, a Supreme Court lawyer filed a petition following the 61st incident of the airport’s glass ceiling falling.
In his petition, Saamy stated that there had been more than three such incidents in the first six months of the airport’s inauguration. In 2014, a duty officer from the Airport Authority of India (AAI) and three other private airline employees sustained injuries due to falling glass panels.
Justice D Murugesan a member of the NHRC stated, "It is really surprising that despite 61 incidents of glass fall, the authorities appear to have not paid heed to the safety concerns of people. If the allegations levelled are true, the matter needs to be inquired into.”
About 13 people have been injured in incidents of falling glass ceilings at the airport.
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