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Several steps taken for decongestion at IGI Airport: Minister

SNS | New Delhi |



Several steps have been taken for decongestion at the IGI Airport in New Delhi, Minister of State for Civil Aviation V K Singh informed the Rajya Sabha today in a written reply.

He said that additional traffic marshals have been posted at the departure forecourt to avoid vehicular congestion. The board displaying the least waiting time along with the entry gate number has been put up at Naka point to guide passengers in advance, he said.

The Minister said that the display boards have been installed at all departure entry gates providing real-time data regarding waiting time, and the information on the same was being shared via social media.

Singh said that an awareness poster has been put up at the entry gate for passengers to be ready with an air ticket or boarding pass and Identity proof document. Dedicated staff has been deployed at the entry gate to help passengers. Two additional entry gates have been opened for passenger entry.

Other measures included: Deployment of additional manpower by CISF; deployment of additional X-Ray machines for baggage check; monitoring through CCTV and Command Centre; use of Count Meter for Crowd Management; airport operator advised to reduce flights during the peak hour at T3 or shift them to other two terminals; airlines advised to deploy sufficient manpower at all check-in/baggage drop counters; air travelers encouraged to use DigiYatra, a Biometric Enabled Seamless Travel experience based on Facial Recognition Technology; and airlines advised to have full compliance to Barcode on tickets issued to help easy flow of passengers at entry/security gates.