A senior official working at Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) reportedly said that commercial airliners will initially operate from Terminal-3 after the lockdown ends on May 17.
According to reports, all the airlines operating from T-3 will be allocated specific entry gates, check-in counters. In addition to this, all baggage will go through disinfection tunnels. All shops will remain open in order to avoid large crowds at one particular place.
SOP’s issued for both Domestic and International Airlines
According to DIAL, entry gates 1 and 2 have been allocated to passengers flying by Indigo and Vistara. Both the airlines will have Check-in counters spread between rows A, B and C. People flying by Air India and AirAsia India will enter from gates 3, 4 and will check-in from rows D, E and F.
Gate 5 will be allotted to SpiceJet and GoAir for entry and rows G and H for Check-in. All other domestic airlines’ passengers will also enter for the same gate and will head to row H.
According to reports, all the passengers traveling overseas, will be entering the airport through gates 6,7 and 8. Check-in services would be provided at rows J, K, L and M.
For now, every commercial airline has been grounded till May 17. However, special, medical and cargo flights have been exempted from these travel restrictions.
According to reports, SOPs will be charted out for all shops at the airport in order to ensure social distancing. In addition to this, contact less payment methods and digital menus may be promoted to minimize human contact and reduce overcrowding at food outlets.
India has been under complete lockdown since the midnight of March 25 to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The country has recorded more than 44,800 confirmed cases and around 2,365 casualties.
Curated by Ruchit Rastogi