Hyderabad, May 23 : GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL), which operates Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Shamshabad near here on Saturday announced that it is all set to provide a safe and healthy environment with a robust contact-less boarding experience for the passengers flying out of the airport.
As per the direction of Government of India, domestic flight operations will resume from May 25 after suspension for about two months, following the nation-wide lockdown due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, a statement here said. The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) had announced on May 20 that domestic flight operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from May 25. Commercial operations of domestic and International flights were suspended from March 24, in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic in the country.
GHIAL has taken a slew of measures with focus on a seamlessly contact-less boarding experience for passengers including some stringent safety measures-- thermal scanning of every departing passenger, the availability of automatic hand sanitizer dispensers at various places, placing floor markers, staggered seating arrangements, allocation of entry gates and check-in islands for departure passengers to encourage compliance of social distancing norms and minimize human contact at the airport. Mr SGK Kishore, CEO, GHIAL, said, “Hyderabad International Airport is all set to commence its operations after a gap of almost two-months. We are fully geared up to provide a safe and healthy environment for passengers while they are traveling through our airport. Already equipped with fully paperless e-boarding facility since long, Hyderabad International Airport will be offering technology based contact-less boarding for passengers across all passenger touch points.
The Hyderabad International Airport has undertaken robust deep-cleaning and sanitisation across the entire terminal and passengers need not be in the least apprehensive, as passenger safety is our priority. We shall continue to work on spreading awareness about the new normal that has come into place and highlight the importance of social distancing, personal care and hygiene.” (UNI)