Chennai, Mar 1: An unclaimed suitcase on Wednesday created a scare at the airport in Chennai, officials said.
Authorities checked the suitcase and declared that it contained some used clothes left behind by a passenger.
In view of President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to the Tamil Nadu capital on March 3, a tight vigil is being maintained at the airport and the suitcase lying unclaimed for quite sometime at the domestic arrival area at gate no 2 sent authorities into a tizzy.
After a thorough checking, bomb disposal squad personnel, who also deployed sniffer dogs, found that the suitcase contained only some used clothes left behind by a passenger of a private airline, officials said.
Meanwhile, 'Smile Week', to be held between March 1 -7, celebrations under the auspices of Airports Authority of India began in Chennai on Wednesday. Airport Director G Chandramouli inaugurated the celebrations. Passengers were received with a bouquet of flowers and cultural programmes were also held.