Low-cost carrier IndiGo and national carrier Air India on Tuesday recommended travellers to arrive at the airport at least 3.5 hours before to domestic departures and carry only one piece of hand luggage for a quick security check due to growing congestion at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.
IndiGo reported that due to heavy traffic, check-in and boarding times at the Delhi airport are expected to be lengthier than usual. Additionally, it suggested that travelers utilize gates 5 and 6 to enter Terminal 3 of the Delhi Airport because they are the closest to the IndiGo check-in desks.
In order to ensure a smooth security check, Air India also requested that international passengers come four hours prior to departure.
For easier movement at the airport, we ask our customers to complete web check-in, according to Air India’s travel advice for Delhi Airport.
Several decongestion strategies at the IGIA were order by the Ministry of Civil Aviation on Saturday, according to officials. Numerous complaints, including those made on social media and requesting a surprise inspection by the union minister at the airport in the national capital led to the decision.
According to officials, traffic marshals were station at the departure forecourt to prevent traffic jams. According to the authorities, T3 has 16 access gates (14 for passengers and two for crew). There are currently a total of 18 gates—16 for passengers and 2 for crew—after the opening of two more gates.
Officials said an analysis of the manpower requirements at immigration counters will undertake immediately, and if need be, additional manpower will be deploy.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Monday paid a surprise visit to the airport and inspected all the suspected congested areas and interacted with the airport staff.
Scindia in an exclusive interview with ANI note that steps are in process to ensure ease of travel for air passengers.
Also From 14 to 16 entry gates are now available as of today. During a meeting with airport staff, it was determine that each entry gate should have a signboard showing the amount of time need to wait to enter “ANI was inform by Jyotiraditya Scindia.