Tuesday, November 15, 2016

600 CISF personnel to guard IGIA terminal-2

The security survey of the terminal-II of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has been completed with security agencies projecting deployment of at least 600 armed CISF personnel to secure the facility from where two domestic airlines will operate.

The survey was conducted by a joint team of Central security agencies, Central Industrial Security Force, Delhi Police and Bureau of Civil Aviation (BCAS), giving a thumbs up for a limited number of operations and flights to be operationalised from December last or early January from here, sources said.

They said control access, deployment of gadgets like X-ray machines and scanners, security 'morchas' and installation of CCTV positions have been analysed and this will require deployment of at least 600 CISF personnel.

"A report in this regard has been sent to the Union Home Ministry," they said.

They said the force will also deploy its vehicle-borne quick reaction teams to respond to any terror-like or any other such attempt.

Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), the joint venture firm which runs the Delhi airport, plans to expand Terminal 1 to a much bigger facility.

At present, budget carriers Indigo, SpiceJet and GoAir operate their domestic flights from T1.
14/11/16 PTI/Business Standard