Grammy winner Ricky Kej shares ‘pathetic’ experience at Bengaluru airport, says ‘people have been in line for an hour, staff clueless’ | Grammy winner Ricky Keg shares pathetic experience at Bengaluru airport says people have been in line for an hour employees are clueless
Grammy Award winner Ricky Rage gives a glimpse of the immigration center at Bengaluru airportImage Credit source: Social Media Musician Ricky Kej, who recently returned to India from ‘Cannes Film Festival 2022’ , said that he had a harrowing experience at the Bengaluru airport. Ricky shared a clip on Twitter, showing scenes from a crowded airport, with ‘over 1000 people waiting’ at the immigration centre. He also talked about other problems facing the Bengaluru airport, which he said included ‘so many flights’, but ‘no capacity’. Ricky Cage exposed the flaws of Bengaluru International Airport In the video posted by Ricky, many people were seen waiting near the counters inside the airport. He captioned the post, “Pathetic situation at immigration at Bengaluru International Airport. I’ve been in line for over an hour now. At this time, more than 1000 people are waiting, all counters are not working, staff are ignorant, incompetent. @BLRAirport why are there so many flights when there is no capacity? @kiranshaw.” Also read Pathetic state of immigration at the Bengaluru International Airport. Been in line for over an hour now. Currently well over 1000 people waiting, not all counters working, staff is clueless, inefficient. @BLRAirport Why have so many flights, when there is no capacity? @kiranshaw pic.twitter.com/6MkcuU1G5S — Ricky Kej (@rickykej) May 21, 2022 In a series of tweets, he also wrote, “How do we expect to build #BrandIndia if this reception is through airports Everyone gets it. First impression of India for foreign travelers. “Number of lines to enter Bengaluru, India @ BLRAirport– 1) Air convenience check 2) Immigration 3) Check if immigration stamp is correct (not kidding, that’s another line) 4) Baggage screening- Customs 5) Bag collecting 6) Customs may do additional screening. Steps can be reduced. Number of lines to enter Bengaluru, India @BLRAAirport 1) Air Suvidha check 2) Immigration 3) Check if immigration stamp is accurate (Not joking, this is another line) 4) Baggage screening -Customs 5) Collecting bags 6) Customs may do additional screening steps can be reduced! — Ricky Kej (@rickykej) May 21, 2022 Operations team is looking into this on priority After this was tweeted by Ricky Kej, Bengaluru International Airport responded quickly. Responding to the Twitter handle, the airport said, “Hello, thanks for writing to us. Your feedback has been highlighted for our operations team to look into on priority.” Hi, thank you for writing to us. Your feedback has been highlighted to our operations team to look into on priority. — BLR Airport (@BLRAirport) May 21, 2022 Ricky also wrote on Twitter, “I see a lot of comments that describe immigration in other countries as worse than in Bangalore. There is a need to change our mindset. We are comfortable with ourselves if we are not the worst. Haha.. pat ourselves on the back if we manage to be the second worst. Why not try and be one of the best?” I see a lot of comments naming some other country immigration as being worse than Bengaluru. Our mindset needs to change. We are comfortable with ourselves if we are not the worst! Haha.. we pat our backs if we manage to be second to worst. Why not try and be among the best? — Ricky Kej (@rickykej) May 22, 2022 He also replied to Twitter users who disagreed with him. One user wrote, “I disagree with you. I have come to Bangalore airport 16 times. Immigration was probably delayed 2 times as multiple flights landed at the same time. It is the same in US airports. Ricky replied, “I came to Bangalore airport 4 times in just one month and this is my experience.” Ricky Cage has won two Grammy Awards Recently, Ricky was in news after winning his second Grammy on 3rd April. The musician took home the trophy at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. He won the award for Divine Tides in the Best New Age Album category with Stewart Copeland. His previous Grammy win came in 2015 for his album, Winds of Sansar. Based on the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, Winds of Sansar was successful and debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard New Age Albums chart, a first for a person of Indian descent.