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Delhi Airport authorities make special arrangements to resume operations from March 25


New Delhi: As home flight operations are set to resume from May 25, the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) authorities have made a number of arrangements to guarantee the security of passengers in view of coronavirus pandemic.

All the flights can be working from Terminal three of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport. It has additionally been made necessary for all of the flyers to obtain Aarogya Setu App on their telephones prior to reaching the airport.

The provision of the thermal screening of the individuals earlier than getting into the aerodrome has been made as a precautionary measure to test the unfold of the virus.

“In order to avoid close contact and crowding at the counters, passengers will be encouraged to check-in at home or use self-service facilities such as self-check-in facility, self-bag tag facility, scan and fly,” mentioned the DIAL in a press release.

For the arrival of passengers, social distance markings have been put up at aerobridges, piers, lifts, travellators, and many others. Also, the supply of hand sanitisers on the exit of passenger bridges/bus gate arrival space has been made.



As per the federal government’s directive, a passenger can carry just one piece of every cabin and check-in baggage.

Informing concerning the sanitisation course of, the DIAL mentioned: “All departure baggage will be disinfected at ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection tunnel, developed by DIAL. Similar SOP is being developed for arriving international baggage.”

Social distance markings have additionally been put up round baggage belts and extra seating association have been made on this space for ready passengers. Passengers have additionally been requested to put on masks and abide by the social distancing norm to keep away from the unfold of COVID-19.

Also, a staff of 500 professionals have been deployed to perform disinfection drive after each hour. “Deep cleaning of 608,000 square meter terminal is carried out every day.”

Apart from these, washrooms can be closed after each hour to sanitise all its surfaces by each UV tower and common cleansing. Systems have additionally been positioned to exchange the air contained in the terminal each 10 minutes.

Travel restrictions are most useful in early and late phase of an epidemic

“Air inside the terminal will be one of the cleanest among all utility buildings. A system has been put in place that sucks air inside the terminal into the Air Handling Unit (AHU), where it gets sanitized after passing through UV light and Hepta filters, before being injected again into the terminal building.” (ANI)


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