Thursday, November 02, 2017

55 more immigration counters at IGI airport by Jan

As many as 55 additional immigration counters will be opened at Delhi's IGI airport, taking the total number of such booths to 130 by January next year, and 1,800 more personnel will be deployed to deal with the growing passenger traffic, the Home Ministry said today.

Twenty of these counters will be opened by November-end at the country's busiest airport, which has the capacity to handle 60.4 million passengers per annum. Out of these, 16 million are international passengers.

At a high-level meeting chaired by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, it was also decided to take immediate action for technological upgradation, additional space and professional manpower for improving services at the Delhi airport.
A team of home ministry officials, which visited the immigration counters at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport to inquire into why so many complaints were coming from passengers, had suggested immediate increase in manpower and immigration counters and resource management to cut the long queues.
02/11/17 PTI/Economic Times