On Friday, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) announced that the Delhi international airport has been installing an integrated cart system (ICS) for luggage handling at Terminal I. The new integrated system has higher speed, capacity, and dependability, enhancing luggage management at the airport. According to DIAL, the ICS with radio frequency identification (RFID) ensures error-free luggage sorting.
Delhi airport’s luggage system will operate at a speed of 2.1 metres per second and is capable of sorting up to 6,000 bags per hour. This is much higher than the traditional luggage conveyor belt system, which operates at 0.5 metres per second speed.
Each piece of luggage remains contained within its carrier tray (cart) constraints from the check-in islands to the baggage make-up room. This considerably decreases the danger of baggage loss and damage, and system disturbance due to strap or other baggage-related issues.
The ICS system, which is highly automated and complex, also improves the customer experience by guaranteeing that the proper baggage reaches the right flight in a timely and safe manner shortly after a passenger turns over their luggage.
DIAL completes the renovation of IGI Airport’s old runway
Meanwhile, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) finished upgrading the 09/27 runway at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) and turned it over to ATC for commercial operations. This will help to shorten the time it takes to operate the runway.
The freshly repaired runway at Delhi IGI Airport, built during the British era, now complies with the Category-I Instrument Landing System that aids pilots during low visibility landings.
According to a PTI report, DIAL completed runway 09/27 rehabilitation work as part of Delhi Airport’s phase 3A extension project.
DIAL said it completed extensive rehabilitation work at the airport, including grinding the runway’s flexible pavement to a depth of 60 mm and topping it with Polymer Modified Bitumen, which can handle heavy-duty traffic and adverse weather conditions. DIAL has completed the restoration of Runway 09/27 and its taxiways.
The newly renovated runway at Delhi Airport will have a design life of 20 years and will play an essential role in handling growing flight traffic. Runway 09/27 is located on the northern side of Delhi Airport and features a network of nine taxiways, six of which are linking taxiways and three of which are quick departure taxiways (RETs).
DIAL has also added a duct and pit system to the Airfield Ground Lighting system for airport runway 09/27. Furthermore, all current runway and taxiway lights have been converted to an LED system for increased economy and dependability.