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Over 500 sensors to ensure social distancing at Delhi airport when flights increase

By The Print

A new passenger tracking system has been put in place at Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in Delhi to ensure social distancing even when more flights start operating.

The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), a GMR-led consortium, has installed 513 sensors at nine places in T3, including in all check-in rows, domestic and international security check areas and emigrations in the departure areas. Another 16 sensors will be installed at the entry gates.

These sensors will alert 200 marshals and ground staff personnel at the terminal when physical distancing norms are flouted.

“This has been done keeping in mind the anticipated increase in air traffic after air bubbles are broken and normalcy is restored,” a representative of DIAL, who didn’t wish to be named, told ThePrint.

The sensors have been installed to add to Delhi airport’s existing Xovis Passenger Tracking System (PTS), a queue management system that provides live forecasts of waiting time to passengers at various places like check-in halls,

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