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IGIA to shift UV baggage sanitisation tunnels

IANS | July 30, 2020 05:11 PM

NEW DELHI:To enhance flyers' convenience, the national capital's IGI Airport will shift the passenger baggage sanitisation ultra violet (UV) tunnels by the end of this month.
According to Delhi International Airport Limited, eight UV tunnels have been installed outside the entry gates in the departure forecourt area of Delhi Airport's Terminal 3.

IANS TV was the first to showcase these machines via a video reportage in early May.

"The tunnels were put up in May before resumption of domestic commercial air service, as part of DIAL's effort to provide a safe travel by sanitising all their check in bags, " DIAL said in a statement.

"Flyers used to sanitise their baggage before entering the terminal to board their flight. The decision to shift these UV tunnels was taken after passenger queues were observed during peak hours."

According to the statement, DIAL has planned to relocate UV tunnels at inline baggage handling system by the end of this month.

"As all departure luggage are routed through it, hence it will ensure sanitisation of all check-in baggage, " the statement said.

"Once the inline UV tunnels system is put in place, passengers will not have to queue up at departure forecourt and go through manual loading or unloading of baggage. Instead, they can directly go to the Check-in counter, drop off their baggage and inline system will ensure their sanitisation automatically."

As per the statement, the integration of the baggage belts with in-line UV sanitisation tunnel will ensure that all the baggage get sanitised before it is loaded onto the aircraft.

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