Delhi Airport appoints queue managers to maintain social distancing amid coronavirus outbreak
The Terminal 3 of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport is gearing up to maintain social distancing norms amid coronavirus pandemic
Delhi: Terminal 3 of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport is gearing up to maintain social distancing norms amid coronavirus pandemic. The queue managers have been deployed outside the entry point. Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has suspended international and domestic flights. However, cargo and special evacuation flights are operational.
The airport has been handling around two-dozen international cargo flights every day, including non-scheduled services like the one being operated under the government's LifeLine Udan scheme, since the lockdown on March 25 and subsequent suspension of all commercial passenger flights.
During the lockdown period, only special flights approved by aviation regulator DGCA, medical evacuation flights and those carrying cargo, including medical equipment, to and from different parts of the country are operational.
Delhi Airport has two state-of-the-art integrated cargo terminals with a capacity to handle over 1.8 million MT of cargo annually, which is scalable to 2.3 million MT, besides a trans-shipment excellence centre at the airside, that helps it with seamless movement of cargo.