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January 10, 2022

Delhi International Airport deploys new baggage handling solution

This luggage handling solution will run at a speed of 2.1m per second.

Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport operator Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) in India has commenced the installation of an integrated cart system (ICS) at the airport’s Terminal-1.

This luggage handling solution is said to have more capacity and speed.

In a statement, DIAL said: “The radio frequency identification (RFID) enabled ICS ensures error-less sorting of baggage.”

This new hi-tech solution is able to process up to 6,000 bags an hour and will run at a speed of 2.1m per second.

The current conveyor system at the terminal has the capacity to function at a speed of 0.5m per second.

During the transportation procedure, from check-in islands to baggage make-up area, each bag will remain within the confines of its carrier tray (cart) completely.

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This will minimise the risk of loss and damage to luggage, as well as disruption to the solution caused by a strap or other baggage related issues.

DIAL added: “The highly automated and complex system of ICS also enhances passengers’ experience by ensuring that the right baggage reaches the right flight seamlessly and safely soon after a passenger hands over its baggage.”

Recently, Delhi International Airport concluded upgrades to a British-era runway, Runway 09/27, which was constructed during World War II.

In November last year, the airport revealed plans to reach the goal of becoming a Net-Zero Carbon Emission airport by 2030.

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