Delhiites are no strangers to long and winding queues at the check-in counters on the airports. These time consuming queues require you to come hours in advance and even after that. Now, however, a new initiative by DIAL aims to cut down the wait times and if you're travelling with just a handbag, you can check yourself in at the time saving express kiosks. Read on to know all about express check-in kiosks at IGI airport.

What's the buzz?

The fact that you can shave off a few quarter hours out of your waiting times seems like a nice idea, doesn't it? That's exactly what the new express check-in kiosks aim to accomplish- a smoother, faster and a more refined way to check in to airports. This service, however, can only be availed by those passengers who have only hand baggage.

As per reports, DIAL claimed that about 40% of commuters from Delhi were seen to be travelling without check-in baggage and it made no sense for them to stand in long queues for something that they could easily bypass.

In fact, on a single day, terminal 2 handles almost 45,000 domestic passengers of which, 18,000 travel without check-in baggage. Now that they can bypass check-in queues is especially beneficial.

Which terminals will have express kiosks?

Sure IGI is a massive airport with three terminals spanning across a huge area. We're glad to tell you that these self check-in express kiosks will be installed at all the three terminals, just outside the entry gate of the departures terminal.

As of now, kiosks have been positioned only in terminal 2, as a trial run. Soon enough, terminal 1 and terminal 3 will also make use of this facility, making for much faster and quicker check-ins into your flight.

What changes should you expect?

For starters, those that check-in using express kiosks will now go through the thorough security check just after entering the terminal. Following that, they can directly go to the waiting area.

This also means that passengers with only hand baggage, no longer have to reach the airport a couple of hours in advance. In fact, since security will be completed just as travellers go through the gate, the main security check area will see faster moving queues.

Knock Knock

We're ecstatic that DIAL has come up with this progressive move. It will herald a new era of air travel and will make for better and less time consuming flights.

Blending adventure & solitude, Goa's Pequeno island promises you a getaway like no other!

A paradise of unexplored sites, Goa's Pequeno island hides away a splendor of unmatched beauty.

A kilometre away from the Baina beach in the Vasco city, the Pequeno island, commonly known as the Bat island is a rocky scape of wonder-surprise that centres solitude and serenity. This island is a discovery for those who seek adventure in the unexplored sites and the unmatched beauty of the scenic horizon along the blue sea. Set wind to your sails, row away from the harbour and greet this lesser-known paradise of calm and thrill, on your next trip to the land of beaches.

Keep reading... Show less

First-ever bird survey conducted at Sardarpur Sanctuary near Indore, lists 81 species of avifauna

Sardarpur Sanctuary has been previously known amidst bird watchers for the spotting of Lesser Florican.

At the Sardarpur Wildlife Sanctuary, the first-ever survey of birds was conducted by the Forest Department in association with bird experts from all across the state. This group of ornithologists from Wildlife Warriors, has identified 81 species of birds in the sanctuary, and as per claims, many of them out of this lot are not usually spotted in this region. Sardarpur Sanctuary has been previously known amidst bird watchers for the spotting of Lesser Florican, which is an endangered species and is the smallest of all in the bustard family.

Keep reading... Show less

Offering a glam chic setup paired with the best of fine dine, Firefly is Lucknow's newest party hub

Lucknow's newest premium fine dine, Firefly is where you should be this weekend!

A new entrant in the list of gems which adorn Gomti Nagar's Rohtas Summit, Firefly seated on the 15th floor, is a visual treat for people who don't want to just party but experience a night of refined luxuries. Bringing with itself an array of pan Asian selections along with other cuisines and a vibe which will get you all turnt up, Firefly is opening up its shutters tomorrow and you've got hop in for a memorable evening ahead!

Keep reading... Show less

IIT Kanpur's 'Bandage' makes it to the country's top 10 amazing inventions

First of its kind, the bandage carries microscopic openings that allow ventilation for air.

Bringing great acclaim to the prestigious institution, the bandage developed at IIT Kanpur has made it to the list of top 10 amazing inventions of India published in London's Global Business Magazine. The innovative bandage not only provides a quick cure to the injuries on the external body but also prevents the spread of infections.

Keep reading... Show less

Mumbai Metro to extend its Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar services to 230 from January 18

As per the revised schedule, the first train will leave Versova at 7:50 AM while the metro service from Ghatkopar has been scheduled for 8:15 AM.

Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) resumed its services back in October after a halt of almost seven months due to the early phase of the ongoing pandemic. Now, to keep pace with the surging ridership, the metro authorities have decided to extend their Metro-1 (Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar) services from January 18. The number of trains will be stretched to 230 from 200 and along with it, gates at both ends of the stations at Saki Naka, Marol Naka, Chakala and Western Express Highway (WEH) will be thrown open to commuters.

Keep reading... Show less

Subscribe to our newsletter


Most Read