So, I have a good feeling about my posts for the week ahead. Consequently, I have decided not to write any sad or disaster articles. Just good news and happy ones.
Of course I believe in having a good mixture of true stories about disability and disabled people. This post about Delhi airport in India is no exception.
For this reason, “Dial” Delhi International Airport Limited, has said that the service providers will be able to track the whereabouts of the passengers within the airport, till they board the airplane, using a chip installed in the wheelchair. This is a great idea ? as we all know how easy it is to get lost in these massive airport complexes.
Hand operated wheelchairs to continue to be used
DIAL will not scrap manually operated wheelchairs which are present at the airport, once the automated wheelchair service is established. So, airports around the world have started using automated wheelchairs to help such passengers. Subsequently, we hope that more airports in India take Delhi airport’s example and start this service in the near future.
At present, airlines have a dedicated staff to help disabled and elderly passengers. They use basic wheelchairs to ferry them from the entrance of the airport to the airplane. This happened to my father when he was badly injured and had to be transferred from Miami airport to London Heathrow. Based on the requirements of the airlines. So, an adequate number of wheelchairs will be introduced. Of course to service all terminals of the Delhi Airport.
Delhi International Airport Limited(DIAL) has appointed “Aviaxpert Aviation Pvt. Ltd.” to operate this service at the airport. They are procuring these wheelchairs from Europe.
In a bid to make air travel comfortable for ‘Passengers with Reduced Mobility’(PRM), Delhi Airport will soon introduce automated wheelchairs
Source: Delhi Airport To Provide Automated Wheelchairs For Elderly & Differently Abled Passengers! – AirWhizz