Recent pictures of the shuttle buses and aeroplane boarding stairs present giant crosses with black-yellow tape indicating the seats and locations that aren’t meant to be occupied.
- Last Updated: April 14, 2020, 1:44 PM IST
- Edited by: Anirudh SK
In his handle this morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced that the nationwide lockdown can be prolonged until May three to curb the outbreak of Coronavirus in India. While the aviation sector has not formally introduced the standing of home and worldwide flights, airport authorities at the moment are making ready new guidelines and measures to follow social distancing and keep away from human contact.
Recent pictures of the shuttle buses and aeroplane boarding stairs present giant crosses with black-yellow tape indicating the seats and locations that aren’t meant to be occupied. On the shuttle bus, this contains each alternate seat within the entrance and sides. On the steps, the tapes will point out the locations to face.
A couple of of the measures which might be anticipated to be applied in any respect airports as soon as the operation is dwell embrace retaining the center seats and final three rows empty to minimise contact between passengers. Airlines may also be requested to minimise onboard service with a purpose to stop shut contact between the cabin crew and passengers.
Pre-packaged meals can be stored on the seats previous to boarding whereas airline may additionally enable passengers to hold their very own meals. Other measures will embrace boarding of simply three rows at a time. Airports may also be required to make sure a two-metre distancing throughout check-in and safety verify.
The AAI-GMR group joint venture-run Delhi Airport on Tuesday mentioned it has dealt with over 50 evacuation flights, transporting over 10,000 stranded overseas nationals to their respective nations, until date for the reason that implementation of 21-days lockdown.
Since the suspension of all industrial passenger plane operations, the Delhi Airport has been operational 24×7 regardless of the suspension of economic operations, as a result of 21-day lockdown following the coronavirus outbreak, mentioned Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) CEO, Videh Kumar Jaipuriar mentioned.
In the previous couple of weeks, the airport has remained practical to deal with cargo and evacuation flights, operated by nations like Japan, Norway, Germany, Afghanistan, Poland, Russia and France to repatriate their nationals stranded in India because of lockdown, DIAL mentioned.