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Work is being carried out to ensure minimum disruption

The monsoon strategy has been drawn in consultation with stakeholders

The roads around the terminals are being re-laid along with cleaned sewage facility

NEW DELHI: With the monsoon already here before schedule, Delhi International Airport (Private) Limited is taking several measures to try and maintain smooth operations at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

The monsoon strategy has been drawn in consultation with other stakeholders like the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Air Traffic Control, Central Industrial Security Force and different airlines. Work is being carried out to ensure minimum disruption to operations both on the airside and at the passenger terminals.

“As regards city side management, the drains on the city side have been cleaned and de-silted. A new storm water drain has been constructed in front of Terminal 1B to provide additional clearance. Several disused drains have been renovated and brought into service. This is in addition to replacing the extension concourse of this terminal with a newer structure that is waterproof and air-conditioned,” claimed a DIAL official.

The roads around the terminals are being re-laid along with cleaned sewage facility.

Apart from this, the terminal roof-tops have been provided with tar felting to ensure water proofing. The overhead tanks have also been cleaned and provided with new float valves.

“Over 100 specially trained customer service staff are deployed to provide assistance to passengers. A basic call centre will share the available flight information and airlines’ contacts numbers. We have set up a ‘Monsoon Task Force’ combining resources from various departments who will be available at the airport during the monsoons, to respond to any emergency situation. Several high-speed pumps have been put on standby to clear any water-logging,” the official added.

On the airside, drains, culverts and rainwater harvesting structures have been cleaned and de-silted, while mechanised sweepers are available round the clock to clear any standing water.

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