Hyderabad airport is India's first to become disabled friendly! Learn how
October 5, 2017
In keeping with the Accessible India Campaign, the GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd has introduced a wheelchair lift or verti-lift to help senior citizens and passengers with limited mobility.
The facility has been made available to domestic passengers arriving at the airport. On an average, around 40,000 passengers fly in and out of Hyderabad each day, out of which more than 100 arrival passengers are on wheelchairs.
Disabled passengers are usually escorted by an airline staff towards the baggage claim area. To minimize the wait time at the elevators, the verti-lift solution has been introduced.
The lift is electrically powered and can be operated by a remote control. There is also a backup power source to ensure uninterrupted operations of the lift at all times.
There is also dedicated curbside parking with proper signage, and intercom calling facility at both departure and arrival ramps. Wheelchair assistance from the curbside till check-in is also provided at the airport.
All elevators across the terminal have Braille instructions and there is a dedicated security check lane. Dedicated seating arrangements and wheel-chair friendly washrooms apart from free buggy services are also available.