Accessibility July 6, 2018
Delhi airport set to introduce automated wheelchairs by August!
Passengers with reduced mobility can now look forward to a smooth experience at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. The airport is all set to introduce automated wheelchair services to make mobility easier for passengers in need.
This 250-kg automated wheelchair is designed to accommodate the passenger, a check in bag, as well as a wheelchair assistant or helper. The services are likely to begin by August.
The wheelchair will be charged using a battery, and will run throughout the day. Initially, seven wheelchairs will be introduced on a trial basis. After a few trials, airport authorities plan to bring in more of these wheelchairs depending on the demand for them.
These European-manufactured wheelchairs works with the help of a software which locates the details of the passengers and guides them until they board the flight.
Wheelchairs that are currently being used will not be removed from the airport. Airlines will continue to use them after the introduction of automated wheelchairs.
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