Based on a directive issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), which came into effect from April 1, the airport has begun levying fines on passengers who don’t follow the safety protocols like not wearing masks that cover the nose and mouth, not maintaining social distancing.
The Mumbai airport has placed relevant messages and guidelines on safety practices across the airport in the form of physical and digital boards, said MIAL. Regular announcements are also made through the airport PA system as well as by on-ground marshals encouraging passengers to follow safety precautions during their journey through the airport. “With the latest directive from the DGCA, these marshals will now levy fines on any individual who refuses to comply. In the event of further non-compliance, the violator will be handed over to the authorities for further action,’’ added MIAL.