A day after Hindustan Times reported how an airline employee was injured after his leg got stuck between the bars of a broken drain cover at the Delhi Airport, the authorities swung into action.
The airport operator checked all such drain covers and repaired those that were in a bad shape. The airline employee was trying to cross a drain to reach his office at the airport on Monday when one of the bars of the drain cover gave way.
His right leg slipped through the narrow opening and he badly bruising his leg.
Delhi International Airport Ltd. (DIAL) said that it had taken note of the incident and investigated the matter.
“The incident took place between G-5 building and the staff parking, which is not a walkway or passage way for commuters for accessing G-5 building and passenger terminal buildings,” a DIAL spokesperson said.
“While trying to cross over the drain cover, the person injured himself as he took a shortcut instead of taking the designated pathway. He could not climb the raised platform and slipped onto the drain cover,” he said.
“The said (broken) part of the drain cover was immediately repaired by DIAL. Besides all other drain covers in the area were checked to rule out any safety concerns,” he added.