The Centre on Wednesday assigned the additional charge of the post of Secretary, Department of Border Management to Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla
Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla today held a high-level meeting with major stakeholders to review streamlining of infrastructure at Delhi airport.
The Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation; Chairman, Airports Authority of India; DG, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security; Bureau of Immigration, Delhi Police, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL)-GMR and security agencies attended the meeting.
The meeting was informed that a steady ramping up of capacities had taken place since the last review meeting held on 15 December 2022.
Among the steps taken were close monitoring and revised scheduling of air slots which reduced incidents of bunching of flights.
To facilitate quicker immigration, additional counters have been made functional along with posting of adequate manpower. Baggage scanners have been increased by doubling up the capacity in domestic bay. The Immigration counter area has been de-cluttered.
Delhi Police has increased deployment for traffic lane management. On the basis of a Stakeholder Committee evaluation, the DIAL GMR has revised a modern layout plan for the Immigration Bay.
This is likely to be completed in three months, without causing any disruption in the present immigration clearance time. The proposal includes setting up of documentation and biometrics booths in walkways to avoid cluttering in the immigration bay.
The Home Secretary gave an assurance to coordinate and requested the stakeholders to maintain the pace in streamlining the departure and arrivals in Delhi airport.