Glass panel breaks yet again at Chennai airport

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Updated: July 25, 2016 11:23:56 PM

A glass panel at the entrance of a boarding gate at the Chennai international airport here today collapsed, injuring a woman CISF personnel, officials said.

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had in April issued notices to Union Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India on a complaint that the Chennai Airport despite being modernised in 2012 witnessed over 60 incidents of glass fall in recent times, endangering safety of travellers. (PTI)National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had in April issued notices to Union Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India on a complaint that the Chennai Airport despite being modernised in 2012 witnessed over 60 incidents of glass fall in recent times, endangering safety of travellers. (PTI)

A glass panel at the entrance of a boarding gate at the Chennai international airport here today collapsed, injuring a woman CISF personnel, officials said.

This is the 65th incident of glass panels breaking at the airport.

The glass panel at the entrance of the boarding gate No.17, in the departure area of the terminal, collapsed this morning following which the passengers were led through another gate, they added.

The injured woman was engaged in checking the boarding passes of the passengers when the incident occurred, officials said, adding airport authorities are looking into the matter.

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had in April issued notices to Union Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India on a complaint that the Chennai Airport despite being modernised in 2012 witnessed over 60 incidents of glass fall in recent times, endangering safety of travellers.

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