CHENNAI: For the second time this year, the airport has had a tussle with monkeys. A smaller, infant monkey was spotted inside the International Departure terminal of the Chennai Airport around 10.30 am on Wednesday. After it was noticed and Airports Authority of India (AAI) officials were notified, they called in the forest department to assist with its capture.
The last time around, two monkeys were found inside the airport and they went as far as to toss objects at passengers, before they were eventually captured using a honey trap. It took the forest department officials three days to get them under control last time.
An AAI official said that they suspected that the simian had entered the building through an open window or door through the air side and not through the city side. After the animal was spotted, people attempted to lure it into a corner and secure it without any inconvenience to passengers, but it was way too scared. “It remained in the upper ceiling areas and they were unable to get it. Forest department officials also attempted to capture it but it went missing and they were unable to locate it. They will try again when it is spotted,” said a source.