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MPs should not be made to stand in queue at IGIA: TDP MP

A TDP member in the Rajya Sabha MV Mysura Reddy, supported by several others, demanded that MPs should not be asked to stand in queue for check-in at Terminal-3 of the IGI Airport.



New Delhi: A TDP member in the Rajya Sabha MV
Mysura Reddy, supported by several others, on Thursday demanded that
MPs should not be asked to stand in queue for check-in at
Terminal-3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Raising the issue through a special mention, Reddy said
the problems for the "VIPs" at the IGIA start right from
collecting boarding cards.

"There are no separate boarding counters for them, even
VIPs have to stand in queue," he said, complaining that
Personal Assistants are also not being permitted to enter the
airport along with the MPs.

He said neither the Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL)
is providing the staff to help VIPs up to flights nor is it
allowing PAs of MPs to get the boarding passes. "This has to
be changed," he said.

Reddy, who was supported by several members, including
from the Congress, said the MPs have also to stand in queue
for security check where only 30 per cent of the counters are
functional.

He said while the Terminal-3 is the joint venture of the
Airport Authority of India and GMR, the airport is being used
by GMR at its private property.

He asked the government to direct the DIAL operator to
"strictly adhere to the principles of protocols and courtesies
towards VIPs".

PTI

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