In a major development, the state-of-art Ambulift services have been introduced by Airports Authority of India (AAI) firstly in Karnataka at Belagavi Airport.
Rajeshkumar Maurya, Director, Belagavi Airport informed that with the introduction of the Ambulift facilities, passengers with reduced mobility using stretcher and wheelchair will get more comfort while embarking and disembarking the flights.
Also, the services will be a boon for the geriatric patients who cannot climb the stairs as the passenger cabin inside the Ambulift is fully air-conditioned. Currently cabin has no oxygen cylinder & other medical facilities, soon the facilities will be made available and he informed that it can be operated on all tyres of aircrafts.
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• Made in India..
• It can reach/lift upto 5.8 meter
• Works Based on sensor…
• Pax will enter on wheel chair/stretcher along with caretaker etc from rear part of Ambulift.
• Rear part is hydraulically operated and can touch up to the ground level.
• Air Conditioned cabin
• Equipped with inside camera,front camera ,rear camera.
• 30 days storage capacity
• Inside having wheel chair Stretcher
• 3 seater chairs
• Fire extinguisher
• Front and rear ,portion can be operated from inside, outside and also from driver’s cabin
• Finer adjustment from driver’s cabin, accordingly Aircraft door Without damaging the Aircraft…Sensors working…
• There is a contract of 7 yrs, 2 skilled manpower with Ambulift for operating the same….
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“Ambulift ” can be availed with nominal additional charge of Rs 100/- through Airline operator. This facility will be made available almost at all #AAI Airports.
He also informed that the airport is undergoing major infrastructural facelift in a bid to offer additional facilities to the air travellers. Currently there are around 18-20 flights to and from Belagavi connecting Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Surat, Indore, Nashik, Pune, Jodhpur, Tirupati and Nagpur (Apr. 16)