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flyDEL : an app you can fly with

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Travelling through the Indira Gandhi International Airport is matter of a few clicks and swipes now. Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), the private airport operator on Saturday announced the launch of its new mobile app- flyDEL.

A screenshot of flyDEL
A screenshot of flyDEL

“The smart and tech savvy travelers as well as the first time users can make the best use of the wide range of facilities available at the airport by using the app. The app is based on a very specific technology that takes care of the real needs of the various categories of fliers to make their journey a pleasant and hassle free affair,” said I Prabhakara Rao, chief executive officer at Delhi International Airport Ltd.

The app, flyDEL will provide real-time flight information and access to all passenger facilities available at the airport,among others. The app currently has tabs for flights, services, Persons with Restricted Mobility (PRM), lost & found, travelling with kids, left luggage and valet parking.

It will also provide details on where to eat,shop and relax at the airport.

“The app aims to augment passenger experience and achieve customer delight at the airport. The app is available for both Android as well as iOS based devices, covering majority smartphone users in the country,” a DIAL spokesperson said.

DIAL plans to add more features soon, including cab and hotel bookings. Mumbai International Airport Ltd, that runs Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is also in the process of designing a new app for the airport.

 

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Radioactive leak at Delhi airport, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) says nothing to panic

A radioactive substance leaked at the Indira Gandhi International Airport from a medical shipment flown from France

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Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
  • The NDRF, the Department of Atomic Energy, the Delhi Fire Service and security agencies rushed to the Indira Gandhi International Airport following reports that a radioactive substance had leaked at the cargo terminal
  • The NDRF, DAE and other agencies reached the spot… No injury or any problems to any human has been observed so far
  • The shipment of the radioactive medical material on flight AF226 operated by an A330 from Paris to New Delhi on October 8 did not reveal any anomaly. After several controls by the relevant authorities, including India’s independent nuclear energy authorities, at its arrival at the New Delhi airport, its acceptation has been confirmed compliant

New Delhi, October 10, 2016: A radioactive substance leaked at the international airport here on Sunday from a medical shipment flown from France but authorities later said there was nothing to panic.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjay Bhatia quoted the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as saying that the radioactivity following the leak was within permissible limits.

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No one at the airport was affected, officials said.

The NDRF, the Department of Atomic Energy, the Delhi Fire Service and security agencies rushed to the Indira Gandhi International Airport following reports that a radioactive substance had leaked at the cargo terminal.

Delhi Police received the first call around 10.25 a.m.

“Six packets containing solid sodium molybdate had arrived from Paris by (Air France) flight AF226. The consignment was meant for the cargo terminal but was mistakenly placed in an area meant for courier packets,” Bhatia told IANS.

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The officer said the consignee was identified as Dhitee Biotech India Pvt Ltd, located in Okhla industrial area in south Delhi.

“The NDRF, DAE and other agencies reached the spot… No injury or any problems to any human has been observed so far,” the officer said.

“The NDRF has confirmed that radioactivity is within the permissible limits,” he added.

Police and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) cordoned off the area.

The Delhi Fire Services earlier identified the substance as Molybdenum-99.

The Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), however, said there was no radioactive leak at the Airport. DIAL is a GMR Group-led consortium which manages and operates the airport.

Meanwhile, Air France confirmed that a shipment of the radioactive material was brought on its flight from Paris to New Delhi.

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“The shipment of the radioactive medical material on flight AF226 operated by an A330 from Paris to New Delhi on October 8 did not reveal any anomaly. After several controls by the relevant authorities, including India’s independent nuclear energy authorities, at its arrival at the New Delhi airport, its acceptation has been confirmed compliant.

“The transport of this type of material is subject to strict rules and carried out in accordance with the international regulations. Air France reminds that the security of its customers and crews is its top priority,” an airline statement said. (IANS)

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Two Air India staff, seven Nepalese held for human trafficking

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New Delhi Two Air India staff and seven Nepalese women have been arrested at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here on charge of involvement in human trafficking, CISF said on Wednesday.

 

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel apprehended four Napalese women on Tuesday morning.   Three others were held on Monday night at the airport for possessing forged immigration documents.

Puja Tamang, 20, Malati Rai, 26, and Laxmi Rai, 41, were held on Monday around 8 p.m. at the international retail area of Terminal-3 when they were slated to travel to Dubai.human trafficking1

“They arrived from Ahmedabad and were issued boarding passes for the Dubai flight of Air India at the international transfer counter. They tried to mislead our officials that they arrived here from Kathmandu,” CISF spokesperson Hemendra Singh said.

According to the official, four more women passengers were held in the boarding area on Tuesday morning.

Krishna Devi, 29, Uma Bhujel, 31, Sharmila Thapa, 23, and Shova Kumari Pariyar, 28, arrived from Ahmadabad and were also supposed to travel to Dubai.

“As the documents of all the women passengers were found forged, they were handed over to immigration officials who later handed them to police for further legal action,” Hemendra Singh said.

Delhi Police arrested Air India staff, identified as duty manager Kapil, 30, and customer service executive Manish, 28, in connection with the case.

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Arvind Kejriwal led government cracks down on polluting hotels in Delhi

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New Delhi: The Delhi government on Friday cracked down on 77 hotels for violating pollution norms in the national capital, sending closure notice to all of them.

“The Delhi Pollution Control Committee found that 77 hotels were operating without license from municipal corporation and Delhi Police and Delhi Pollution Control Committee. They did not have pollution checking devices either,” Delhi’s Environment Minister Asim Ahmed Khan said.

The hotels were located in south Delhi’s Mahipalpur area near Indira Gandhi International Airport.

“The government issued a closure notice to them,” the minister said, adding that 27 hotels were sealed.

Khan said the government has also directed the authorities to cut water and electricity connections of the 77 hotels.

The crackdown came after a direction from the National Green Tribunal.