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A CISF personnel wears a face mask as he stand guards, at IGI Airport, amid the lockdown, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

Reopening of IGI’s Terminal 1 delayed till May

By Anvit Srivastava, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2021 05:36 AM IST
The reopening of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport’s Terminal 1 has been delayed again at a time when Covid cases are rising again in the country, officials aware of the development said on condition of anonymity
The proposal, which includes the construction of a 14km long elevated corridor in South Delhi, aims at providing smooth access between Sarai Kale Khan and Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA).(Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
The proposal, which includes the construction of a 14km long elevated corridor in South Delhi, aims at providing smooth access between Sarai Kale Khan and Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA).(Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Nod for corridor between Sarai Kale Khan and IGIA

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2021 02:49 AM IST
  • The proposal was tabled in the UTTIPEC meeting, chaired by lieutenant governor Anil Baijal, on Friday.
Passengers queue to get their documents verified before entering the IGI Airport amid the lockdown in New Delhi on May 30, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Passengers queue to get their documents verified before entering the IGI Airport amid the lockdown in New Delhi on May 30, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Prominent warnings at IGI against carrying bullets soon

By Anvit Srivastava, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 06:48 AM IST
  • Police data shows that some of the 522 passengers nabbed in last 5 years while carrying live bullets in their bags claimed they had done so unknowingly
There are 28 hypersensitive airports in the country, including the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. (HT FILE)
There are 28 hypersensitive airports in the country, including the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. (HT FILE)

A year on, aviation ministry to install body scanners at airports

By Neha Tripathi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 04:28 AM IST
Covid, lockdown delayed plan to get scanners with more security and a touchless experience by March 2020
A passenger welcomed at Delhi airport on December 31.(Sourced)
A passenger welcomed at Delhi airport on December 31.(Sourced)

Passengers at Delhi airport welcomed with flowers, ‘corona kit’ on New Year’s Eve

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 12:48 PM IST
The idea was cheer up passengers arriving amid restrictions put in place on celebrations due to the pandemic and to boost the morale of the policemen deployed on duty
Representational photo.(ANI)
Representational photo.(ANI)

Lower legal drinking age to 21, reduce number of dry days: Delhi panel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 11:36 AM IST
If approved, the three dry days are supposed to be on Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti
Representational image.
Representational image.

Customs officer accused of molesting Uzbek nationals forced to retire

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 01:26 PM IST
One of the passengers testified in front of the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) and identified the officer, accusing him of molestation and obscene sexual acts in the preventive room
Experts warned that without proper awareness, the facility could lead to congestion at the gates instead.(HT File Photo)
Experts warned that without proper awareness, the facility could lead to congestion at the gates instead.(HT File Photo)

At Delhi airport, automated immigration process on anvil

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 08:32 AM IST
On Thursday, a team of officials from the ministry of home affairs visited the Indira Gandhi International Airport, where four such e-gates have been installed on a trial basis for three months.
Officials said the system will free up CISF personnel to frisk almost double the passengers they do at present.(Sourced)
Officials said the system will free up CISF personnel to frisk almost double the passengers they do at present.(Sourced)

Delhi airport to get automatic tray retrieval system; security checks to get faster

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 07:07 AM IST
The Delhi airport operator DIAL (Delhi International Airport Ltd) and CISF are together working on installing the Automatic Tray Retrieval Systems.
The 10 migrant workers at the Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi before catching flight to Patna.(ANI photo)
The 10 migrant workers at the Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi before catching flight to Patna.(ANI photo)

Delhi farmer buys plane tickets to send 10 workers to their homes in Bihar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 10:28 AM IST
The workers said they can’t believe they are going to their home - not walking or cycling thousands of kilometres, or scrambling for a seat on a bus or train - but on a plane.
A member of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) checks the ID of a woman through a glass shield, after the government allowed domestic flight services to resume from Monday, at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi.(Reuters Photo)
A member of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) checks the ID of a woman through a glass shield, after the government allowed domestic flight services to resume from Monday, at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi.(Reuters Photo)

Domestic flight services resume: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 08:12 AM IST
As the passengers reached airports in various cities, they had to undergo thermal scanning and saw some new norms in place before boarding a flight.
A Central Industrial Security Force personnel checks the identity card of a woman through a glass shield, ahead of the resumption of domestic flights from Monday.(Reuters Photo)
A Central Industrial Security Force personnel checks the identity card of a woman through a glass shield, ahead of the resumption of domestic flights from Monday.(Reuters Photo)

Flights resume from Monday: How Covid-19 will change Delhi airport

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 09:47 AM IST
The government last week announced resumption of air travel from May 25. All modes of travel were suspended on March 25 when a nationwide lockdown was imposed to check the spread of Covid-19.
Though cabs on call were available at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, fewer numbers meant passengers had to wait for a long time.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Though cabs on call were available at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, fewer numbers meant passengers had to wait for a long time.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Domestic flights on course at Delhi airport, but long wait for cabs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami and Anvit Shrivastava
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2020 12:58 PM IST
Delhi has announced an unprecedented shutdown till March 31 to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), announcing curbs on vehicular movement, sealing of borders and the closure of offices.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar interacts with immigration, health, security and airport officials regarding the coronavirus outbreak at Delhi Airport.(PTI)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar interacts with immigration, health, security and airport officials regarding the coronavirus outbreak at Delhi Airport.(PTI)

New rules to screen travellers from virus-affected countries

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami and Anvit Shrivastava
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2020 04:55 AM IST
Travellers will have to undergo initial thermal screening by the Airport Health Organisation (APHO) on emerging from aerobridges. Symptomatic passengers will be taken to hospital while others will be taken to immigration counters.
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Coronavirus alarm: 104 passengers travelling with Hoshiarpur father, son screened

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Mandeep Kaur Narula, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2020 10:56 PM IST
10 crew members of Air India’s Delhi-Amritsar flight also screened; none show symptoms of Covid, says civil surgeon
Passengers arrive wearing masks for precaution against coronavirus, at Terminal T3, IGI international Airport, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, March 6, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Passengers arrive wearing masks for precaution against coronavirus, at Terminal T3, IGI international Airport, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, March 6, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Delhi airport may segregate baggage belts for 12 countries affected with virus

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 05:26 AM IST
The measure was suggested by Union health minister Harsh Vardhan, who visited Indira Gandhi International Airport late on Thursday to review the screening procedures put in place, an airport official said.
The minimum temperature recorded by the IMD in Delhi on Friday was 14 degrees Celsius, while the maximum was 22 degrees.(RAJ K RAJ/HT PHOTO.)
The minimum temperature recorded by the IMD in Delhi on Friday was 14 degrees Celsius, while the maximum was 22 degrees.(RAJ K RAJ/HT PHOTO.)

Thundershowers lash Delhi; cold spell to continue for 20 days, says IMD

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 05:53 PM IST
Flight schedules went awry at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport due to the sudden change in weather. National carrier Air India in a statement requested passengers to arrive at the airport well in advance for departures.
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HT Image

Punjab budget: Chandigarh airport to get air cargo facility

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON FEB 29, 2020 01:18 AM IST
While presenting the 2020-21 budget, Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal said the air cargo facility will give a fillip to the industry and provide exporters better access to international and domestic markets
The CISF has seized Rs 45 lakh worth of foreign currency hidden in cooked meat pieces, peanuts and sealed biscuit packets.(Facebook)
The CISF has seized Rs 45 lakh worth of foreign currency hidden in cooked meat pieces, peanuts and sealed biscuit packets.(Facebook)

Delhi airport busts bizarre way of currency smuggling in peanuts. Watch

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 08:01 PM IST
Five hundred and eight crisp currency notes were recovered from the eatables.
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HT Image

Punjab youth trapped in Russia to return home today

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2019 11:59 PM IST
He was stuck in a factory in Russia after being cheated by the travel agent.
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HT Image

Two booked for duping 12 on the pretext of sending them abroad

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By HT Correspondent, Bathinda
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2019 11:36 PM IST
As many as 145 Indians deported from the US, mostly illegal immigrants and those who have violated visa norms, will arrive at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Wednesday morning.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT)
As many as 145 Indians deported from the US, mostly illegal immigrants and those who have violated visa norms, will arrive at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Wednesday morning.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT)

Deported from US, 145 Indians land in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 01:50 PM IST
Most of these Indians allegedly entered the US over past years with the help of local of international agents who promised them entry into the country through illegal means, the officials said on condition of anonymity.
Heavy security deployment at Terminal 3 of IGI airport in New Delhi after CISF found a bag with explosives , November 1, 2019.(Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)
Heavy security deployment at Terminal 3 of IGI airport in New Delhi after CISF found a bag with explosives , November 1, 2019.(Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

Bag found at Delhi airport tests positive for RDX in initial checks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 06:20 PM IST
The black colour trolley bag lying unattended in the arrival area of Terminal 3 was noticed by a CISF jawan, at around 1 am, who alerted his seniors.
Traffic was thrown out of gear in Delhi as roads remained water-logged till Friday morning.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Traffic was thrown out of gear in Delhi as roads remained water-logged till Friday morning.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Delhi airport inundated, passengers wade through ankle-deep water inside terminals

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 02:03 AM IST
Most passengers said the airport premises remained flooded till early Friday. As many as 50 flights were delayed or diverted because of the rain. Airport officials said flight operations were shut between 7.56pm and 8.20pm.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has made changes in the security pattern of the Delhi airport.(Vipin Kumar/ HT file photo)
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has made changes in the security pattern of the Delhi airport.(Vipin Kumar/ HT file photo)

Delhi’s IGI airport, 29 others put on alert after Jaish threat over Kashmir

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 02:49 PM IST
The terrorist group claimed in the letter that it will take “revenge for the abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir”, which ended the special status to Jammu and Kashmir under and split it into two Union territories, by targeting prominent leaders and politicians in the country.
Additional commissioner customs, Amandeep Singh said the two women were arrested and the recovered jewelry was seized under relevant provisions of the Customs Act.(HT image)
Additional commissioner customs, Amandeep Singh said the two women were arrested and the recovered jewelry was seized under relevant provisions of the Customs Act.(HT image)

Customs seize gold worth Rs 1 crore at IGIA

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 02:13 AM IST
According to the officials, it was on Thursday when the two women, aged 39 and 50 years, arrived at the terminal 3 from Bangkok, Thailand and were intercepted following a tip off soon as they crossed the green channel.
Jayesh Patel, a resident of Ahmedabad, coloured his hair and beard white, arrived on a wheelchair to board a flight to New York from the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday, they said.(Photo: Twitter/@CISFHQrs)
Jayesh Patel, a resident of Ahmedabad, coloured his hair and beard white, arrived on a wheelchair to board a flight to New York from the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday, they said.(Photo: Twitter/@CISFHQrs)

New York-bound passenger dyes hair, beard to impersonate 81-yr-old, caught at Delhi airport

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 09:18 AM IST
A 32-year-old man has been apprehended by CISF personnel at the Delhi airport for allegedly impersonating an octogenarian passenger by using a fake passport, officials said on Monday.
Virali alleged that despite showing her passport which proves that she travels internationally even after being wheelchair-bound, the CISF staff went on to accuse her of acting.(TWITTER.)
Virali alleged that despite showing her passport which proves that she travels internationally even after being wheelchair-bound, the CISF staff went on to accuse her of acting.(TWITTER.)

Woman on wheelchair asked to stand at Delhi’s T3, told ‘don’t do drama’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 10:02 PM IST
The activist said when she reached the security check-in point a woman CISF constable started forcing her to stand up although the porter intervened and mentioned repeatedly that Virali could not stand.
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Saturday caught a man who had allegedly edited his flight ticket to gain entry into the Delhi airport’s Terminal-3 (T-3) to see off his mother travelling to Srinagar.(Hindustan Times)
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Saturday caught a man who had allegedly edited his flight ticket to gain entry into the Delhi airport’s Terminal-3 (T-3) to see off his mother travelling to Srinagar.(Hindustan Times)

Man tries to enter Delhi airport’s Terminal 3 with edited ticket to see off mother, arrested

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 06:24 AM IST
According to officials, around 10.55 am ,CISF personnel at the Indira Gandhi International airport spotted a man, later identified as Ubaid Lal, roaming suspiciously in the check-in area of T-3.
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