Delhi Airport has brought in major changes to facilitate the increased passenger traffic and accommodate all the flights within Terminal 3. Indira Gandhi International Airport had reported congestion and chaos over the past weeks, with huge queues at every point, and massive delays leading to passengers missing flights.
Union Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia even made a surprise visit to the airport to see what can be done to improve the situation. After all the deliberation and planning, a series of updates have been made to the airport to improve Delhi airport’s functionality.
The airport has installed five more x-ray machines at the security, to help manage the overcrowding in this area of the airport. The addition of the machines will allow cabin baggage to scan through quickly, letting passengers to clear security easily. The lack of x-ray machines has been one of the major reasons behind the congestion at the airport. Now security has 18 x-ray machines. Another measure taken to improve security is the number of Automatic Tray Retrieval Systems (ATRs) has increased from 13 to 17.
The VIP Lounge of Terminal 3 was also demolished to make more space for passengers. This demolition has been made so that passenger entry into the security check area is smooth and easy.
For international departures, a special step has been taken to increase the immigration staff. This will allow passengers to clear immigration quickly as more people will be conducting checks, leading to small queues. This was reported by India Today.
Other measures taken by Airlines and DIAL for Delhi Airport:
The Indira Gandhi International Airport is managed by Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL). This is a joint venture between the Airport Authority of India, GMR Group, Eraman Malaysia and Fraport AG. The Airport Authority of India is a public-sector enterprise under the ownership of the Ministry of Civil Aviation under the Government of India. DIAL has been taking a series of measures, encouraging people to download Digi-Yatra, sharing updates on the waiting time at the airport’s entry gates along with reiterating passengers to carry only one cabin bag. That’s not all, airlines have issued their travel guidelines, asking passengers to come at least three to four hours before the flight.
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