Centre has designated Delhi's IGI Airport as a major hub for "Import and Distribution" of COVID - 19 related medical essentials.
According to Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), which operates and manages the airport: "Ever since the pandemic started gripping India, Delhi Airport is providing all the logistics support to handle, process and facilitate distribution of such consignments arriving at the airport to various parts of the country. "
"A 3, 800 sq mt unique dedicated distribution facility has been made operational at Delhi Airport by DIAL within a record time of seven days.
This facility performs logistics, aggregation and distribution of large consignments of Medical supplies, which are being imported to India. "
At this facility, DIAL said the first shipment consisting of 24 MT cargo arrived on April 21st, 2020 having 70, 000 protective suits.
"The same is getting processed and aggregated at this distribution facility after sanitization of each box.
Further, the same will be distributed to various parts of the country.
"Several such consignments are scheduled to flow in and get processed through Delhi Airport in the coming days comprising body suits, face mask, hand gloves and goggles. "
The airport has continued to exhibit an exemplary flexibility to support the country during the COVID pandemic.