Left Menu
Development News Edition

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

As domestic flight operations are set to resume from May 25, the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) authorities have made several arrangements to ensure the safety of passengers in view of coronavirus pandemic.

ANI | New Delhi | Updated: 23-05-2020 16:10 IST | Created: 23-05-2020 16:05 IST
Delhi Airport authorities make special arrangements to resume operations from March 25
Representative Image. Image Credit: ANI

As domestic flight operations are set to resume from May 25, the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) authorities have made several arrangements to ensure the safety of passengers in view of coronavirus pandemic. All the flights will be operating from Terminal 3 of Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport. It has also been made mandatory for all the flyers to download Aarogya Setu App on their phones prior to reaching the airport.

The provision of the thermal screening of the people before entering the aerodrome has been made as a precautionary measure to check the spread 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," said the DIAL in a statement.

For the arrival of passengers, social distance markings have been put up at aerobridges, piers, lifts, travellators, etc. Also, the provision of hand sanitizers at the exit of passenger bridges/bus gate arrival area has been made. As per the government's directive, a passenger can carry only one piece of each cabin and check-in baggage.

Informing about the sanitization process, the DIAL said: "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 also been put up around baggage belts and additional seating arrangements have been made in this area for waiting passengers.

Passengers have also been asked to wear masks and abide by the social distancing norm to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Also, a team of 500 professionals has been deployed to carry out disinfection drive after every hour. "Deep cleaning of 608,000 square meter terminal is carried out every day."

Apart from these, washrooms will be closed after every hour to sanitize all its surfaces through both UV tower and regular cleaning. Systems have also been placed to replace the air inside the terminal every 10 minutes. "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."


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

‘Discounted Deaths’ and COVID 19: Anthropology of Death and Emotions

Death is a social event rather than the mere cessation of biological functions. As seen by anthropologists, death is not just physical but intensely social, cultural, and political....

Indigenous knowledge of communities a must for maximizing impact of community work

Generally, it has been observed that the majority of the academicians in higher education institutions neglect the wisdom of community people and throw their weight around thinking that they know everything and the community knows nothing. ...

In rebuking FBR, Pakistan’s courts take a stand for public health

The system, if implemented effectively, will allow Pakistans revenue service to combat the illicit trade in tobacco products and potentially add hundreds of millions of dollars to the states budget each year. ...

Dissecting how COVID-19 is catalyzing the trajectory of New World Order

The ensuing pandemic of COVID-19 has hit the globalization in two ways firstly, shrinking the importance of globalization as an economic force by curtailing mobility through worldwide lockdowns, and secondly, rejuvenating the idea of indig...

Videos

Latest News

Renault poised to announce 15,000 layoffs worldwide -union

French carmaker Renault is poised to announce 15,000 layoffs worldwide on Friday as it unveils a plan to boost its profitability and cope with faltering sales, a representative for the CFDT union said after meeting with the company.Some 4,5...

China says will ban pork imports from India to 'prevent swine fever': Report

Citing concerns regarding African swine fever ASF, China has announced that it will put a ban on imports of pigs, wild boar and related products from India. Chinese state media Global Times quoted a joint notice issued by the General Admini...

G20 says 36 of poorest countries have applied for debt relief

The Group of 20 major economies on Thursday said 36 of 77 eligible countries had applied for suspension of official bilateral debt payments to help them combat the novel coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout.In a statement, the Saud...

UK PM's senior adviser Cummings considers quitting later this year- Daily Mail

British Prime Minister Boris Johnsons senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, is considering quitting later this year, the Daily Mail newspaper reported.Cummings, who faced calls from within the Conservative Party to resign for driving 250 miles ...

Give Feedback