Sunday, March 05, 2017

Vehicle bomb alert for Mumbai airport

New Delhi: An airport safety report by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security warns that the Mumbai Airport is a sitting duck for lone-wolf terrorists, who can easily target the domestic terminal by planting explosives in vehicles parked in the multi-storey car park, which has 5,000 parking slots.

A blast will not only collapse the nine-level car park in the terminal building, but will also spread the damage to the hangars and areas where aircraft is parked, leading to a wider conflagration and the consequent devastation. Since the airport lacks the means to detect explosives below 250 kg, it might be possible for saboteurs to smuggle in vehicles packed with 150 kg each and detonate them by remote control.
05/03/17 Pradip R Sagar/New Indian Express