Pune: The Pune airport authority has decided to auction the items that were left or forgotten by passengers during their journey. Interestingly, the auction would have around 747 items, which includes jackets, shawls, baby walker, etc. The auction is scheduled to take place from September 25 to 27.
According to the officials, these items were lying at the terminal manager’s office and no one has come forward to claim these items till now. “The passengers arrive or depart from Pune airport and at times, forget to pick up their items at departure or arrival area. These items were picked by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and are given to the airport manager. The manager keeps the items until they are claimed by the passenger. These items were kept under the custody of airport manager from past one year. Hence, it has been decided to auction all 747 items,” said a senior official from the Pune airport.
The airport authority has floated a tender notice about the auction. The auction of jackets, blazers will be held on September 25 and 26 at 2.30 pm and auction of used clothes, bags, shawls, walkers, sticks and mats will be held on September 27.
As per the officials, there are rules and regulations for the auction. “Once the item is sold, it is non-refundable. No claim for the item sold, only cash will be accepted and no credit, spot delivery of the items sold on immediate payment. The entry fee is Rs 200 per person, which will be refundable or adjustable.”