Monday, June 5, 2023

Increase in X-ray machines to check baggage reduced congestion at Delhi airport: Scindia

New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Friday said increasing the number of X-ray machines for baggage screening to 18 is one of the major reasons for decongesting passengers at Delhi airport’s Terminal 3.

In a tweet, Scindia said, “Within 9 days, @DelhiAirport has installed 5 X-ray machines in the security check area, taking the total to 18 ATRS/X-ray machines – a major reason for de-congestion at T3.” ” ,

It is to be noted that in recent weeks, the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in the national capital has been battling congestion due to tourist rush, resulting in passengers waiting for hours. Many of them are even complaining about the situation on social media.

Against this backdrop, all concerned agencies are taking action, including increasing the number of security personnel at the gate, to ease passenger congestion amid a surge in domestic air passenger traffic.

Delhi airport said on Twitter that smooth movement of passengers was observed at all terminal entrances.

The airport said, “Updated at 21:10 hrs Terminal 3. Smooth movement of passengers observed with an average waiting time of 1-5 minutes at all terminal entrances.”

It is worth mentioning that earlier on Thursday, members of a parliamentary committee questioned the officials of Delhi airport operator DIAL (Delhi International Airport Limited) about the congestion at the airport and they assured the panel that the issue would be resolved by the end of September. Will be taken this month.

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