India’s Delhi International Airport (DIAL) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) are set to install ten automatic tray retrieval systems (ATRS) at Indira Gandhi International Airport.

These systems are expected to quicken security checks at the DIAL-operated Indira Gandhi International Airport once they start operations in September.

ATRS is a roller-based system that returns the baggage trays to the starting point after passengers collect their belongings.

Hindustan Times quoted senior officers as saying that the ATRS would decrease the requirement for human intervention to return the trays.

This frees up more CISF personnel to carry out security checks for additional passengers.

DIAL stated that the systems will be installed in the domestic area of the airport’s Terminal 3.

The trays feature radio-frequency identification tags and will be constantly monitored by CCTV cameras.

A DIAL spokesperson said: “It will also help keep the queues shorter, as four passengers can offload their belongings on the trays at the same time.”

Automatic tray retrieval systems are also set to be installed in other terminals in the future.

The spokesperson added: “After installing ten lanes in the domestic side of Terminal 3, we have plans to install another 12 lanes on the international side of T3, and 24 lanes in Terminal 1 in a phased manner.”

Earlier this month, DIAL introduced an e-gate pass facility at its cargo terminal in a bid to make the cargo handling process hassle-free and to ensure social distancing in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.