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Radioactive liquid sodium iodide leak at Delhi airport triggers panic

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New Delhi: A leak in a consignment of “sodium iodide class 7 category liquid” triggered panic at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here early Friday morning, a CISF officer said, adding the situation is under control.

“A consignment of sodium iodide class 7 category liquid reached the IGI Airport in Turkish Airlines around 4.35 a.m. As it was being moved to a secure place from where it had to be sent to Fortis Hospital, a leak was noticed,” a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officer told IANS on condition of anonymity.

He said though the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was informed, the situation was under control and there was no need to panic.

The officer said that Fortis Hospital procures the consignment of sodium iodide class 7 category liquid on a regular basis.

-IANS

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New Delhi’s IGI Airport Introduces ‘Express’ Security Check-In Facility at Terminal 2

his facility will significantly reduce the load on the main security check-in area by diverting passengers carrying only hand baggage towards 'Express Lane'

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Accordingly, DIAL in collaboration with CISF, introduced the new security facility, which will enable domestic passengers travelling without check-in baggage to head straight towards the boarding area. Pixabay

To provide hassle-free check-in to domestic passengers, the GMR-led Delhi International Airport (DIAL), the company which operates New Delhi’s IGI Airport, on Friday introduced an ‘Express’ security check-in facility at Terminal 2.

Accordingly, DIAL in collaboration with CISF, introduced the new security facility, which will enable domestic passengers travelling without check-in baggage to head straight towards the boarding area without getting into the check-in area.

“This facility will significantly reduce the load on the main security check-in area by diverting passengers carrying only hand baggage towards ‘Express Lane’,” DIAL said in a statement.

“It will ensure fast and seamless flow of the domestic passengers travelling without any check-in baggage.”

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To provide hassle-free check-in to domestic passengers, the GMR-led Delhi International Airport (DIAL), the company which operates New Delhi’s IGI Airport. Pixabay

Additionally, Delhi airport has earmarked a dedicated space at terminal entry point of departure level for the new Express Check-in facility.

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Currently, Delhi airport’s Terminal 2 handles about 45,000 domestic passengers daily of which, more than 13,000 passengers travel without any check-in baggage. (IANS)