Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Demonetisation: Haryana beefs up security at airstrips

Haryana government on Monday issued instructions for screening of passengers, bags and flights operating from various airstrips located in the state, for security purposes.
An official of the civil aviation department said that it has been decided to install CCTV cameras to capture the movement of passengers, bags, crew members and the aircraft or helicopter. While installing CCTV cameras, care would be taken to have better resolution, night vision recording and storage for at least 90 days. Till such time CCTV cameras are installed, video cameras would be taken on hire for screening, he added.
Decision has been taken by the state government almost a week after Rs 3.5 crore cash, in scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, was transported in a chartered flight from the airstrip in Hisar district to Dimapur in Nagaland. The state government is already probing the incident.
As per the orders, in charge guard and one responsible official of civil aviation department would jointly screen bags for firearms, explosives, cash and narcotics. A separate log book would be maintained for all the flights being operated from airstrips giving the details of the operator, aircraft, crew members, passengers and the destination to and from the airstrips. He said that ID proof of crew and passengers would be checked.
28/11/16 Ajay Sura/The Times Of India