Bollywood actor Ritesh Deshmukh faced difficulty at the Hyderabad Airport and he definitely addresses the trouble and reports it to the authorities. The 40-year-old actor shared a video from his official twitter handle showing the situation of the Airport Lounge where he got stuck after the power went off.
Along with a short clip, he wrote, “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 (In case of FIRE it’s a tragedy waiting to happen).”
Riteish further said that “public exits can’t be locked in case of emergencies” and asked the authorities to “wake up”. Explaining the situation he wrote, “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 can’t be locked in case of emergencies.”
However, the airport authorities quickly responded to Riteish’s tweet and wrote, “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.”
In another tweet, they added, “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.”
Many Twitter users have responded and commented after watching his video. One person protested saying, “This is the airport which had been ranked as one of the best airports in the world recently.”
Another user said, “That’s so sad..emergency exit are meant for emergency situations and throughout India, we see these doors nonfunctional. Be it airports, malls, cinema hall, etc.”
While many other fans of Riitiesh worried about the safety of the actor and told him to stay calm.