New Delhi, May 23 : All the domestic flights scheduled from the National Capital from Monday will be taking off from Terminal 3 of the airport. Passengers taking flights will be allowed to enter the terminal building only after taking printout of the soles sanitization, baggage disinfection, green signal in the Arogya Setu app and the boarding pass. All flights will operate from the international terminal T-3.
Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), the company that operates the Delhi airport, told the media on Saturday about the preparations for the domestic flights, starting on Monday, after a gap of two months.
A Central Industrial Security Force personnel checking the frontal temperature from thermal scanners prior to entry prevented some media persons from entering as their body temperature was 99 degrees Fahrenheit. When asked, he said that there is a directive to let a person enter the terminal building only when the temperature is between 94.6 degree to 98.6 degree Fahrenheit.
If the body temperature is found to be 98.7 degrees before entering the Delhi airport, the passenger will not be allowed inside. DIAL CEO Videh Jaipuriar said that the first flight will leave at 0430 hrs on May 25, after the ban on domestic flights is over. He said ,'We have made all the arrangements to ensure that there is touchless boarding of passengers. So, please come in with a boarding pass printed at home or use scan-and-fly kiosks. If there is any confusion then passengers can contact the airport staff.' Adequate facilities are available at this terminal for passengers and social distance will be followed as well, he said.
He said,'It is very important to resume flight operations because we have to actually learn to live with Corona. Flying according to me is the safest mode of travel in any case. People shouldn't be worried rather be careful.' The government has allowed operation of one-third of the flights, so now 190 flights will depart daily from Delhi airport and the same number will land here. About 20,000 passengers are expected to arrive and as many will depart every day.
In the wake of Coronavirus Covid-19, regular passenger flights in the country were completely stopped since March 25. Two months later, from May 25, one-third of flights have been allowed to operate with various precautionary measures. (UNI)