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Airport heroes: staying away from families to handle rescue flights

Operational staff, cleaning staff, baggage handling, airside management, bird chaser are among the staff of Delhi airport who are staying at the airport and will remain there till the end of lockdown period on April 14. Besides, staff of the CISF, customs, Air Traffic ontroller and immigration are also present at the airport for smooth operation.

, ET Bureau|
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2020, 09.38 PM IST
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GMR-led DIAL, which operates Delhi airport, is providing free food to the staff.
More than 500 staff of Delhi airport are staying put, away from families to ensure rescue flights are being handled.

After international flights were suspended on March 22, as many as 10 evacuation flights have been operated by various countries, including India, to fly stranded Indians back and take their citizens from here.

Operational staff, cleaning staff, baggage handling, airside management, bird chaser are among the staff of Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) who are staying at airport and will remain there till the end of lockdown period on April 14.

Besides, staff of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), customs, Air Traffic Controller and immigration are also present at the airport for smooth operation.

“Though the airport is shut for commercial operations, but these heroes are engaged in extensive sanitization of the entire terminal buildings like check-in area and counters, chairs, baggage belt, Immigration counters, custom area, trolley, wash-rooms to maintain the hygiene label within the terminal. They are continuing to keep the airport operational despite the lockdown, for cargo, emergency operations, evacuation, security. They are working round the clock and staying at the airport premises, away from families,” said an airport official.

GMR led DIAL, which operates Delhi airport is providing free food to the staff.

The biggest aircraft used for evacuation was an Airbus 380, operated by Lufthansa, that flew around 500 German nationals to Frankfurt.

“They are engaged in distribution of food items/water to the arrived or departing passengers, managing the queue to get the immigration/security clearance faster. They are present at the location where passengers are, to facilitate in any crisis situations. Cityside team is managing the traffic outside the terminal to avoid any traffic congestions,” the official added.

Airport rescue and firefighting team (ARFF) is also ready to handle any crises like any emergency landing at any runways.
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