Mumbai International Airport, which is owned by the Adani group, announced on Monday that it has established a single security checkpoint for both domestic and foreign travellers.
Additionally, the new integrated security checkpoint includes 13 roller and sensor-based Automatic Tray Retrieval System (ATRS) installed by the private airport operator, which will speed up the screening of passengers even more.
The airport operator announced in a statement that it intends to build an ATRS at Terminal 1 for the convenience of travellers leaving the terminal.
T1 and T2 are the two terminals at the airport in Mumbai.
Domestic travellers are served by T1, while international travellers are served by T2.
The statement said that all international and domestic passengers departing through T2 of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) in this location would go through a common security checkpoint at Level 4 and proceed to the designated e-gates for the first time at an airport in India.
Then, every departing passenger makes their way to the appropriate “Security Holding Area” (SHA).
According to the announcement, security checks for both local and foreign passengers were previously conducted on Levels 3 and 4, respectively, of T2.
The private airport operator claimed that in order to improve travel convenience, it has continually worked to adopt solution-driven processes across all airport operations.
The statement claims that the distinctive difficulties encountered at the airport on a daily basis call for solutions that not only deal with the issue at hand but also seamlessly incorporate an improved transit experience for the passengers.
According to the statement, it has found a way to further streamline the security check-in procedure for both domestic and international travellers by bringing them together for security checks at a single security checkpoint for the first time.
After integration, domestic and international travellers will pass via any one of the five sets of e-gates erected in the pre-security check area, and they will be separated by validation at a different set of e-gates installed after security check.
In the meantime, 13 ATRS — roller and sensor-based machines — have been installed by the airport operator. These machines are programmed to return luggage trays to the starting point after passengers pick up their belongings.
The retrieval system can rotate 350 sanitised trays on average per hour, which will increase the processing speed for passenger baggage check and remove any manual intervention from the passenger or staff, it was said.
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