Difficulties for the Lay Visitor to the Air Show

I just read in the paper today that visitors to the Air Show are not going to be allowed to bring food with them.

The babu mindset that we have (as soon as one is in a position to, one must harass the public with rules and regulations) seems to revel in the new “enhanced security” mode. I would like to know how the authorities propose to enforce this rule. Are they physically going to open up the bags of the thousands of visitors? And assuming they do that, can they promise to provide food for everyone who comes to the Show? Even with no such restrictions, last year ,we found that we had to wait in serpentine queues if we wanted to buy even water, and were very thankful that we had brought our food and water along.

This is the camel-back-breaking factor for me….I was already mulling over the fact that it took us more than 3 hours to get to the Yelahanka Airport last year, and much more than that to return, inching through the traffic and the terrible dust…..I will not be visiting the Air Show (or the Aero Show) this year. Sad fact of life..it is no longer worth it.

5 Comments so far

  1. Ravi (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 10:04 am

    Welcome to Blore MB, Deepa! Cheeers….

  2. Rajesh (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 10:11 am

    Welcome to Metblogs, Deepa.

    The ‘babudom’ is so erratic that one hates to participate the such large event due to lack of planning and consideration for audiences…sad story!!

  3. notgiven (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 10:13 am

    Anything that affects you personally need not be blamed on somebody.

    Food is banned because people (not somebody uneducated but people like you and me) eat the food and throw the remains around. Place 100 waste bins on the grounds and still we throw the remains on the ground. This attracts birds, vultures to the area the same day or subsequent days. This can be a hazard to planes.

    In fact before the event itself govt. took a cleaning drive of surrounding areas.

  4. good_notgiven (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 10:26 am

    Good explaination man, I agree with you totally, civic sense is missing in our senses, anywhere where noone who knows us is not seeing us we litter, it is in basic nature, if you will not do, definately your neighbour will do, so even though you are good, but you come under the community which is not good, so avergae is you are not good too.
    Anyway its a good step, take your food then go inside air-show, and just after coming out tkae more food, yes for water try getting it inside only,

  5. Who_are_you? (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 10:28 am

    Hai Deepa,

    I have been reading MB from quite some time, and also trying to open one for Indore city of India, but I have seen you here for the first time, I also see one Usha is missing from the list,

    What all is happening here, will someone put a light on this?

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