Guwahati airport following SOPs to handle passenger traffic amid Covid-19

Nov 30, 2020

Guwahati (Assam), Nov 30 (ANI): Gateway to Northeast India - Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati airport is a major connectivity point which experiences huge passenger traffic round the year. The challenge to handle the crowd grew significantly as the Covid-19 stretched out to all corners of the world. The Airports Authority of India laid out protective layers across all airports including the Guwahati Airport to combat the spread of the virus A host of safety measures were introduced and enforced. Right from the entry gates to the flight take- off, all touchpoints are regularly and repeatedly sanitized at the airport. The authorities also ensured that the orderly and cautious process didn’t turn out to be an inconvenience for the passengers. A large portion of pre-travel paperwork has been shifted online so that the passengers could move without panic at the airport. The airport, in order to meet its futuristic demands, is also working to expand its infrastructure. A new integrated building at the cost of 1,232 Crore is being constructed. Once ready, the new terminal building will be capable of handling 4,300 domestic and 200 international passengers at peak hours, thereby enhancing the annual capacity from six million to ten million. With multiple check-in counters, self-check kiosk, Baggage carousels, In-Line baggage security screening system and Aero Bridges, the terminal will also be an energy-efficient building. The new terminal building is scheduled to be ready by June, 2022. AAI is committed to serve the Nation by enhancing passenger safety and building infrastructure with modern facilities.