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Bengaluru airport in ‘total safety’ mode

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BENGALURU:

Despite the huge fall in air traffic due to the corona virus scare, KIA, the third busiest airport in the country, has buckled down to the mandated task of preventive and sanitising measures for the safety of passengers and visitors.

Based on a directive from the Ministry of Civil Aviation, KIAL has segregated facilities like restrooms, elevators, handbag screening, baggage belts and exits for passengers arriving from all the identified high-risk countries. All facilities at the airport, including the terminal and the kerb, are sprayed with disinfectant every 12 hours. High-traffic touch points such as arms of chairs, railings, lift buttons, doorknobs and touch screens are sanitised manually with a cloth and disinfectant every 4 hours. Hand baggage trays at the security screening (domestic and international) are also sanitised in a continuous process after every use.

Also, sanitisers have been placed at 450-plus points and refilling is done round the clock. These areas include the security hold area, departure and arrival gates, offices, check-in counters, information desks, boarding gates, scanning areas, desks and bus lounge boarding gates.

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