Entry for Visitors Banned at Mangalore Airport
Following the bomb attack on Istanbul airport days back, the security at Mangalore International Airport has been tightened. Entry of visitors to the terminal building at the Mangaluru International Airport has been banned for seven days, effective from July 1 to July 8.
Mangaluru: Speaking to Mangalorean.com over the phone Mahesh Chengappa from Madikeri said, ” I was really upset when I came to know that visitors are not allowed to enter the Mangalore International Airport and this came into effect on Friday. My family and I rushed from Madikeri to say goodbye to a family friend who was flying to Mumbai, on his way to a job assignment in San Jose, California-USA. But when we reached the airport entrance gate, we were not allowed to enter since the authorities had restricted entry for visitors for security reasons. Only if we had known about this, we wouldn’t have travelled so far to meet our friend. We would have wished him over the phone. Waste of time and waste of money.”
Clarifying this issue with the MIA authorities, Team Mangalorean found out that the entry of visitors to the terminal building at the Mangaluru International Airport has been banned for seven days since Friday, July 1, and will be in force until July 8. As per JT Radhakrishna, the Airport Director, the ban has come in place following a security alert in view of the attack on Ataturk Airport, Turkey. At present, airport entry tickets would not be issued for visitors until further notice.
In the recent suicide bombing at Istanbul Airport in Turkey, 44 persons died and hundreds were injured. Two of the three bombers were identified as suspected ISIS representatives of Russian nationality.