Strollers will be available on Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport from Monday so that passengers travelling with their toddlers won’t have to walk carrying them around in their lap.
Passengers have to walk for at least 1.3 km from entry till the boarding point in Terminal 3. It is difficult for passengers with heavy luggage to manoeuvre both the baggage trolley and carry their kids. Airport officials said the flyers were demanding strollers for a long time.
Passengers don’t carry their own pushchairs since rules does not allow any luggage wider than 115cm to be taken inside the aircraft. Therefore, people carrying their own strollers have to check them in as registered baggage.
The strollers will be available for free and allowed till the boarding point.
“Travelling with kids can be a challenge. We try to do our best to accommodate the needs of even the youngest of our travellers. Baby stroller is the latest addition to our range of unique passenger-friendly initiatives and services,” said I Prabhakara Rao, CEO, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) -- the airport operator.
Once used, the stroller will be sterilised before somebody else picks it up, said a DIAL official.
The facility is available at Terminal 1D, from where low-cost domestic flights operate. Rooms are also available at the airport for passengers with toddlers.