The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) is all set to resume flight operations from May 25, after nearly two months of Covid-19 lockdown, following directions from the government. Contact-less boarding facilities have been arranged at the international airport.

The RGIA authorities said that several measures have been put in place for the safety of the passengers travelling amid the pandemic. Steps have been taken to ensure that the physical distance norm is practised at the airport through floor markings and also by encouraging passengers to use self-service facilities. This apart, there will be staggered seating arrangement.

Similarly, various touch points, baggage, trays and trolleys will be frequently sanitised to check the spread of the virus. Queue managers will be deployed at boarding and bussing gates to ensure that the lockdown norms are followed strictly.

As per government guidelines, provisions will be made for thermal scanning of passengers. In order to avoid close contact and crowding at the counters, passengers will be encouraged to check-in at home or use self-service facilities such as self-check-in facility, self-bag tag facility, scan & fly, etc., said S.G.K. Kishore, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport.

As per the guidelines, passengers will be allowed to required carry a maximum of one hand baggage and one check-in baggage. Deployment of queue managers, seating arrangement following physical distance norms have been made before security check to avoid crowding.

Special disinfection systems have been put in place to disinfect all baggage moving through the airport’s baggage handling systems, passenger trolleys and hand baggage security screening trays.
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