Srinagar: In wake of the surge in COVID cases in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities at Srinagar airport here have decided to fine Rs 500 from the people found without face masks and also follow the rule of no mask no entry.
Director Srinagar airport, Kuldeep Singh told Kashmir News Observer that COVID disease is spreading at a rapid pace and the infection is more in crowded areas.
“All our passengers are requested to please maintain social distance at the airport and also wear masks at all times. We follow the rule of No Mask No Entry,” he said, adding that they have decided to fine Rs 500 if any passengers remove their mask.
He added that the time of entry to the airport is a maximum of three hours before flight departure, but some passengers are coming 7-8 hours before the flight, which increases crowds at the airport and thus simultaneously increases the risk of infection as well.
Director also appealed to the passengers to reach the airport only up to three hours before the flight and that entry to the airport shall be given only up to three hours before the flight from today. “This is necessary to control the congestion at the airport because we want to reduce the chance of infection,” he said and appealed to people to cooperate with the security staff in maintaining access control at the airport.