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DIAL installs hi-tech, in-line baggage handling system at IGI airport news
18 June 2008

New Delhi: A hi-tech in-line baggage handling system has been commissioned at the international terminal (T2) of the Indira Gandhi International Airport here. The system, installed after six months of parallel trials with the existing x-ray screening systems, speeds up the pre-departure process of passengers without compromising security.

The system allows smooth transfer of baggage to the plane without compelling passengers to queue in for x-ray screening before check-in.

The system functions at three-levels. As the passenger deposits his baggage at the check-in counter, a modular system weighs and transports the luggage onto a conveyor belt, a DIAL spokesman said. A combination of conveyor belts, bar code readers and in-line baggage sorters allows passengers to proceed straight to the check-in counter to receive their boarding pass while the baggage gets checked and assigned automatically, the spokesman said.

A scanning process ascertains that the baggage is fully screened and marked along the way.

Any baggage which requires further investigation will be removed from the in-feed by high-speed sorting conveyors and diverted to an off-line inspection area. Here, the concerned passenger is called in to assist with further examination by the security staff.

Presently, the system has been commissioned for the two of the rows and will be extended to the remaining six rows in a phased manner.

This system not only provides faster check-in, and added convenience, for passengers but also an enhanced level of security technology, the spokesman said.

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DIAL installs hi-tech, in-line baggage handling system at IGI airport