Mumbai and Hyderabad, too, are handling rising passenger movement.

On Oct. 17, the domestic airport in India’s financial capital saw over 90,000 flyers, the highest movement since March 23, 2020, leading to much chaos at the facility.

The situation will evolve dramatically once international commercial flights are reopened in the country.

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Social distancing at Indian airports

India’s airports, which have handled much heavier passenger traffic in the past, are already failing to follow pandemic protocol, including social distancing.

Many passengers have taken to social media to express frustration over such inefficiency, especially as fear of a third wave looms.

Airports’ claims

Quartz reached out to officials at some busy airports and they expressed confidence in handling the emerging situation. They cited various initiatives.

In these uncertain times, there may not be anything like “too much” caution.

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