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Passengers irked as luggage belts break down at Islamabad airport

RAWALPINDI: Passengers on Monday faced inconvenience at the New Islamabad Airport after two conveyor belts – used to transport luggage to and from the aircraft – broke down.

According to the details, two luggage conveyor belts at the airport’s international departure lounge malfunctioned, prompting authorities to manually retrieve and load the baggage.

A technical team was called by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to resolve the issue.

A CAA spokesperson said that maintenance work was in progress and the belts will be functional soon. “The malfunction has not affected flight schedules,” he claimed.

The newly-constructed airport has seen its share of controversies since its inauguration. In September 2017, the Senate Standing Committee on Aviation expressed concerns at poor or zero facilities at with the aviation division conceding the shortcomings.



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