Bad Bad Immigration at Bangalore International Airport
As I have told that I would discuss my observations in Bangalore Hindustan International Airport during my trip from Chennai to Dallas, I would like to brief them over here. On a sharp contrast on the scale of 1 to 10, comparing them against other airport services in Frankfurt, Dallas Love Field and Dallas Fort Worth, I could just rate them around 2 or 3, with my great gestures of magnanimity.
With my Views and Reviews investigation gap, after I entered Hindustan International Airport, Bangalore, I found the guy who checks and allows passengers to enter, almost just plucking the tickets with force. A more gentle request would be appreciated. Of late, there has been spurt of complaints on the lapse of security services by Industrial Security Forces deployed at Indian airports. Last week, Tamil Murasu was carrying a news that an unidentified man could carry an expired ticket without any passport, visa or related document and could successfully enter the Airport Premises, area reserved for passengers only and then was about to enter Security Checkin area. The first two tier security seemed to be in deep slumber snoring all the way.
Coming back to my experiences, I could find three issues:
- As I told, the entry security at Bangalore Airport keeps shouting all along and very harsh.
- The Immigration Counter is another just confusing and set of tyrants. Unnecessary questions on why you want to board from Bangalore when there are lot of flights are there in Chennai; What examinations you took for Visa or all types of intimidating questions. I would really suggest they should gather guts to pose these questions to real cheaters.I think he was expecting some undertable bribe too.
I have sent a report on this to Ministry of External Affairs. Let us see if they incorporate corrective actions. Other countries take pride in having a very polite, calm and composed Immigration services, since they are the window to the world and face of the nation. Government of India should do something to correct this malady.