Actor Riteish Deshmukh took to his Twitter handle to share a video from Hyderabad Airport Lounge where he got stuck after the power went off.
The actor wrote: "So we were at the Hyderabad Airport Lounge - suddenly the power goes off- the way in & out is an elevator that shuts down. The only exit door is locked in a chain (Incase of FIRE🔥 it’s a tragedy waiting to happen)-"
He further explained the situation and said: "Security personnel refuses to give permission to open the door at the cost of passengers missing thief flight.wake up Hyderabad airport Authority- public exits can’t be locked Incase of emergencies" [sic]
The airport authority immediately responded to Riteish's tweet and wrote: "We regret the inconvenience caused. It was a minor technical snag which was resolved immediately. Please be rest assured that our Airport Terminals are safety compliant. In an event of any emergency, the glass doors can be broken. Passenger safety is of utmost importance to us."
Below is the response from the authorities -
Netizens too dropped comments after watching Riteish's video. One user wrote: "This is the airport which had been ranked as one of the best airports in the world recently", while the other said: "That’s so sad.. emergency exit are meant for emergency situations and throughout India we see these doors non functional. Be it airports, malls , cinema hall etc".
While some were worried about actor's safety, the others advised him to stay calm.