International Travelers Witnessing Long Queue, Delays At Delhi Airport Amid Mandatory Baggage Screening


International travelers arriving at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport had faced sudden delays and felt harassed by standing in long queues, for hours, during the X-Ray checking of baggage at the exit of the terminal gates.

This happens because of the new rule of mandatory 100 percent custom X-ray screening of baggage coming for passengers arriving from abroad.

As per a report of ANI, The customs officer of Delhi Airport confirms that a 100 percent X-ray check is now mandatory for baggage at Delhi Airport for international travelers arriving at the national capital.

“At present, we have three X-ray machines at Delhi airport. We have to ask our top officials to do 100 percent scanning of international passengers at arrivals. In this regards customs officers have received the orders,” the customs officer further added.


It may be noted that recently, Delhi Airport Customs inaugurated a new X-Ray (scanner) machine to monitor dutiable items and made the screening of baggage of international arrivals compulsory, especially early in the mornings.

Several international travelers stated their dissatisfaction with the customs authorities on mandatory X-ray checks of their luggage.

ANI also contacted the Public Relation Officer (PRO) of Delhi airport Customs regarding the complaint of passengers on the mandatory custom X-ray check. However, the airport customs refused to comment on the same.

Earlier this month, the check-in area of the passengers at the Mumbai airport witnessed massive chaos during the last boarding time. The failure of crowd management at the airport resulted in passengers at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSIMA) missing flights in Mumbai.


A major complaint has been filed by international travelers to airport customs and on social media that there is an urgent need for hassle-free exit from customs and it is expected that airport customs will come up with a new barrier where passengers do not feel harassed.

(With Inputs From ANI)

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