Delhi Airport News: Delhi Airport to ‘encourage’ passengers to wear masks; do check-in at home | India Business News

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NEW DELHI: People flying in and out of Delhi Airport once schedule passenger flights resume will at all times be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing by putting up markers at placed where queues need to be formed.
Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) will also encourage passengers to check-in at home or use self-service facilities such as self check-in facility, self bag tag facility, scan-and-fly to avoid crowding at counters. India’s busiest airport also plans to install UV machines to sanitise checked baggage as part of its preparations to resume commercial operations once schedule passenger flights are allowed.
It will install auto dispensing sanitisers in terminals and trolleys will be disinfected after each use. The airport will also have facilities to isolate suspected COVID-19 passengers. Listing the steps taken for post-pandemic operations, DIAL said it will “deploy additional queue managers at city side, check-in halls, security check areas and boarding gates, with social distancing markers/reminders; (have) staggered seating arrangement with different markers on alternate chairs to maintain gap; additional seating arrangements at check-in, security and near immigration.”
The combined terminal space of over 6 lakh square metres will be regularly deep cleaned daily and a team of 500 people will carry out frequent disinfection drive after every hour. “Regular sanitisation of high contact surfaces, such as desks, chairs, elevators, railings, trolleys, handles, trays and baggage belts inside the terminals is being carried out and will continue when the airport reopens. Washrooms will be closed after every hour to sanitise all surfaces. DIAL will create environments in food courts, lounges, and shops to encourage social distancing and other aseptic precautions,” the airport statement said.
DIAL CEO Videh Kumar Jaipuriar said: “DIAL leaves no stone unturned when it comes to well-being of its passengers. The disinfection aims to create a safe and healthy environment for passengers and staff members when operations resume at the airport. DIAL is going to continue its awareness drive by educating and encouraging passengers to maintain social distancing while in the queue. The Delhi Airport is also conducting training and assessments of key service personnel, run checks on major facilities, and performing risk evaluations to prepare for resuming operations.”

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