Mattannur: Public entry to the visitors' gallery of the Kannur International Airport has been restricted by the authorities again. Restrictions were clamped two weeks ago, following several recent airplane hijack warnings globally.
Though the airside gallery was reopened last week, the authority decided to shut it down again.
The entry to the airside deck, departure lounge gallery and arrival viewers' gallery has been temporarily restricted. The present step has been taken as part of increasing the security measures.
As part of the augmented security measures, secondary check-in has been introduced for domestic and international passengers and their luggage. The CCTV monitoring from the control room which functions 24 x 7 has been made more efficient.
The authorities of the Kannur International Airport Ltd informed that the restriction for public would continue until further notification.
School children arriving here in several larger batches are forced to return, disappointed about not being able to see around the airport.
Often visitors were seen clicking selfies and group photos in the backdrop of aesthetically designed interiors of the airport, which was commissioned on December 9. The hand-painted pictures which depict various art forms, festivals and traditional vocations here are an ode to the rich past of North Malabar.