Kolkata airport set to get new inline baggage scanning system

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is set to introduce inline baggage scanning system in the domestic terminal of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, according to a report on the Times of India website.

The installation is set to be complete by April and mean passenger will not have to queue in front of X-ray baggage scanners. One inline X-ray machine is already operational at check-in portal C of the domestic section.

The airport is also now looking to deploy the new computer tomography X-ray (CTX) system at other portals. Work is expected to finish by the end of March.

The airport has also reportedly partnered with Tata Elxsi to introduce a new wayfinding system that will cover the entire passenger journey from parking to boarding the aircraft to be rolled out in March.

Delite Systems Engineering is also set to deliver approximately 2,000 trolley sets to enable travellers to carry luggage. The company has so far supplied nearly 3,100 new trolleys.

In addition, the Kolkata gateway also will undergo the comprehensive repair of the roof, aimed at stopping rainwater seeping through widening gaps in the roof joints.

Separately, the airport has awarded a contract to aviation planning and development company Landrum & Brown to develop a 20-year master plan to boost the capacity and efficiency of the airport.