This (the blog, not the strike) is good news. Thanks to technology, more and more people have avenues to express their point of view.
As far as the strike goes, I know very little about the privatization plans, so will reserve comment. For that I recommend the following
-Co-blogger Gaurav Sabnis meets an AAI employee, who says that most AAI employees aren’t really interested in the protests, and that they’ve been strong-armed by some higher ups.
- And if you really want to dig into this debate, check out this freewheeling discussion. Read the comments — more revealing than the original post.
However, while browsing through the AAI site, came upon a section titled Myth & Reality, which says that it’s a myth that Indian airports are not world class.
The leading airports managed by the Airport Authority of India which facilitate over 80% of the passenger traffic are ISO 9001:2000 Certified for its operations and its services towards passengers, cargo and other agencies.
Confirmity ot ISO Standards are the best representation of an international consensus on the state of the service .
I know even less about ISO standards with regards to airports. However, I am a frequent flyer, domestically and internationally. And I can say unequivocally — Indian airports are not world-class. Nope. Nada. Bilkul nahin. Not even close. The service is the shoddiest I have ever seen. Sorry, AAI employees but you’re not going to win any sympathy from me with such howlers.