A Delhi-based pilot was allegedly harassed at Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram airport by a taxi driver. The incident took place when the pilot, who flies for Air India, arrived at Thiruvananthapuram on Friday and waited for her cab at a pre-paid taxi kiosk with CCTV cameras installed.
"I'm waiting for the transport, after work and this illiterate hooligan stops his car a few feet away from me and decides to catcall and harrass me, 'Hey baby, come with me' and speeds away in his car," the pilot said in a social media post.
She reached out to authorities, including the local lawmaker Shashi Tharoor, but says that she failed to get a response. The pilot lodged a complaint with the airport manager and said that the car was a Kerala-registered grey Esteem.
Police accessed the CCTV footage and found the car's registration number. The taxi driver, who is yet to be identified, has been arrested on charges of sexual harassment.
"As per the cab number, the vehicle is registered in the name of a woman," police said, according to news agency PTI.
Meanwhile, National carrier Air India's crew will say "Jai Hind" after every flight announcement "with much fervour" from now, its official advisory had announced on Monday. The official announcement was marked to all crew members of the carrier and was to be followed to immediate effect. Republic TV has now accessed a video in which the flight steward of Air India could be heard saying 'Jai Hind' at the end of his landing announcement at Kolkata Airport.
While welcoming the passengers to Kolkata Airport and requesting them to remain seated after the landing, the Air India crew member announced:
"Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata. The temperature outside is 24-degrees Celsius. Please remain seated and do not open the overhead cabins until the seat belt sign is switched off. Mobile phones may be switched on if you wish. Business class passengers have a priority in deplaning. Passengers who have wheelchair bookings are requested to remain seated. You will be assisted once all the passengers have deplaned. On behalf of Air India, we thank you for choosing Air India and hope to serve you soon. Namaskaar and Jai Hind!"
(With inputs from PTI)