In a bid to assist the passengers carrying large and heavy bags, Delhi Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport has started porter and indoor buggy services from the Terminal 3 of Delhi Airport Express Line, says a report published by Financial Express.
A Hong Kong-based company Allways has deployed around 100 porters at Terminal 3 for the purpose. It is said that the company has also arranged assistance for elderly or needy with immigration, lounge facilities, and other airport check-in facilities. The porter facility bears a cost of Rs. 300 for the services. Allways is a part of Plaza Premium Group, an airport service provider providing core airport services including airport Lounge, airport Transit Hotel, airport Meet & Greet Service, and airport Dining.
Delhi’s IGI airport has entered the list of the 20 busiest airports in the world. According to Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), the passenger traffic is expected to reach 95 million in the year 2023. With its expansion, the airport is going to be the first one in the country to have four runways.
Delhi IGI Staff to Get Trained to Handle Emergency Threats
In another report published by Hindustan Times, it is said that the security personnel at Delhi airport will be trained to handle chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) emergencies. The initiative was started after a survey conducted by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) identified gaps in the preparedness of staff against the threats. The security agencies have flagged a danger to the ‘sensitive airports’ in the country, says the report.