Published On : Tue, May 28th, 2019

Hyderabad Airport authorities respond to Riteish Deshmukh’s tweet

Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh has tweeted about a power cut at the Hyderabad airport and pointed to locked emergency doors, prompting authorities to apologise on Twitter.

The 40-year-old actor tweeted two videos from the lounge of one of the busiest airports in the country, where he got stuck after the power went off.

So we were at the Hyderabad Airport Lounge – suddenly the power goes off- the way in & out is an elevator that shuts down. The only exit door is locked in a chain (Incase of FIRE its a tragedy waiting to happen) (sic), Riteish Deshmukh tweeted along with two short videos.

Security personnel refuses to give permission to open the door at the cost of passengers missing their flight. Wake up Hyderabad airport Authority – public exits cant be locked in case of emergencies, he wrote.

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, which manages the operations, quickly responded to Riteishs tweet, saying in case of an emergency the glass doors could be broken.

We regret the inconvenience caused. It was a minor technical snag which was resolved immediately. Please be rest assured that our Airport Terminals are safety compliant. In an event of any emergency, the glass doors can be broken. Passenger safety is of utmost importance to us (sic), RGIA said in reply to Riteish Deshmukhs tweet.

Hi Riteish, thank you for your valuable observation. In the current set up, there is a manual lock – the key is placed in a box next to the glass door and can be accessed in case of an emergency, it said in another tweet.