Mumbai: Siemens Mobility Division(Siemens AG) along with Siemens Limited has bagged a Rs300-crore contract from the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) for terminal baggage system at the Delhi Airport.
“The baggage system that we are providing at the international airport is the biggest in India and is at par with the best in the world. This prestigious project provides us yet another opportunity to bring the best-in-class technology for the aviation sector in India,” Siemens Limited’s managing director, Armin Bruck, said in a press statement here today.
The project is scheduled to be commissioned by March 2010, around the same time when the new terminal 3 is to be completed.
In future, bags can be handed in at 168 check-in-desks at the departure level of the terminal, which covers an area of 5,20,000 sq mtrs, the release said.
There will be five desks available for over-sized luggage.The sorting system has been designed for a capacity of over 11,300 bags per hour and has a total length of almost 13 kilometers. For this purpose, tilt-tray sorters as well as vertical sorters and high-speed diverters will be used, the release said.
According to IATA estimates, the number of air-passengers in India is expected to grow by an average 8.6% year upto 2011, which will make India one of the 10 countries with the highest growth rates in terms of passengers.