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.