Sunday, September 24, 2017

Hyderabad airport introduces wheelchair lift for senior citizens, disabled

Hyderabad: The GMR Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad, has launched wheelchair lift or Verti-lift for senior citizens and passengers with reduced mobility. This unique facility has been made available to domestic passengers arriving at the airport.

A GMR release on Saturday said the facility had been added in line with the Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan) that aims at creating people-friendly infrastructure.
Approximately around 40,000 passengers fly in and out of Hyderabad every day, out of which more than 100 arrival passengers are wheelchair-bound. For the wheelchair bound passengers that arrive onboard aircraft which do not dock at aerobridges, elevators are provided to enable them to enter the terminal building to reclaim their baggage. For this, they are usually escorted by an airline staff towards the baggage claim area. The Verti-lift helps minimise the waiting time at the elevators besides providing a better experience to the passengers requiring assistance.

Compliant with all safety norms, the electrically powered remote-operated Verti-lift takes a passenger up from the gate to the baggage claim area in two minutes. The airport has also provided a backup power source to ensure uninterrupted operations of the lift at all times.
23/09/17 P Pavan/Mumbai Mirror

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