Airports might become the new dry spots in the country with airlines complaining to the aviation regulator about the nuisance caused by drunk passengers. Although no alcohol is served on domestic flights in India, liquor can be consumed in the security hold area post the check-in and security check process. Airlines have now raised objections about passengers boarding the flight in a tipsy state, causing delays, misbehaving with the crew and overall inconvenience.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>According to a Hindustan Times report, the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA), representing popular airlines IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and GoAir has sought the intervention of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).Requesting an urgent review of this practice, the FIA pointed out that the Indian aircraft rules, 1937, prohibit an intoxicated person from entering any aircraft. However, time constraints often prevented such passengers from being screened, leading to unsavoury incidents. However, some have questioned the FIA’s suggestion saying that it would be difficult to prohibit alcohol as the new integrated terminals in Delhi and Mumbai serve both domestic and international flights.An FIA official confirmed that they will take up the matter once more as the DGCA has not taken any action yet, the report said.

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Drunk passengers are a nuisance, ban alcohol in airports, say airlines