There would be no more long queues at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, New Delhi for the security check as the new automated tray return system can pass up to 500 passengers in an hour as compared to the current 180 passengers per hour
The Hush Post: In order to make the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, New Delhi more user-friendly, a new Automated Tray Return System (ATRS) will be implemented, a report in The Times of India said on Tuesday.
The new system, which will lower the time spent at the airport security check, was successfully tested on a pilot basis at T3 last year and will soon be implemented in a phased manner by the end of this year. Under the new ATRS, trays will be taken through a security check on automated rollers that would require minimal human interaction. The trays will return to the starting point once passengers pick up their items, The Times of India reported.
“We successfully tested the technology for eight days at T3 last year and it reduced both the waiting time and the cluster that is created in a manual system. We now plan to implement it at the airport by the end of the year in a phased manner,” an official was quoted as saying in the report.
The existing manual security clearance system processes about 180 passengers per hour. However, the new system will be able to process as many as 350 to 500 passengers in one hour, as per the report.
“ATRS will significantly reduce waiting time for commuters at the point of baggage screening, and also reduce chaos and confusion at security check. This is a proven technology and has been adopted by several world-class airports globally,” DIAL CEO Videh Jaipuriar was quoted as saying in this report. This technology will be deployed at T3 domestic departure security check area, T3 domestic to international transfer area, T3 domestic to domestic transfer area, T1 departures and the T1 transfers area. According to sources, the technology is currently being used at many airports as it can almost double the number of passengers for security clearance per hour, the report said.