Passengers flying from Bengaluru Airport will no longer need to wait in long security queues!
Bengaluru International Airport Ltd (BIAL), which operates the Kempegowda International Airport, will soon introduce Smart Security Line with Automated Tray Retrieval System (ATRS).
BIAL has signed an agreement with a UK based technology developer, L3 Macdonald Humfrey (Automation) India Pvt. Ltd. to develop and implement this tech.
ATRS will reduce the waiting time for passengers at the security checkpoint and significantly improve passenger experience and efficiency.
The new system will accelerate the process of passenger and carry-on luggage screening, which is faster than the regular methods, while reducing waiting time and congestion at the same time.
Once fully operational, the passenger screening capacity will significantly increase by over 50%.
Here’s how it works:
- The smart lanes with ATRS will automatically return empty trays to the preparation area for passengers to place their bags and belongings, ending the hassle of looking for trays and also prevent empty trays from piling up.
- Automated rollers will enable the trays to automatically move into the screening machine, without the need for passengers or staff to push their trays/ bags into the X-Ray machines.
According to Mr Javed Malik, COO of BIAL, with the new system, security personnel can now process more passengers in a secure and controlled environment, improve overall operational efficiency and enhance safety and security. Passengers will benefit from a quicker passage through security checkpoints
The installation of this system will begin from December 2018 at both domestic and international terminals. Replacement of existing manual lanes will be undertaken in a phased manner to ensure minimal disruption to Airport operations.
The project is expected to be fully implemented by March 2019.