Sunday, March 05, 2017

With smart CCTVs & armoured vans, airports to beef up security

New Delhi: A major plan to provide an enhanced anti-terror cover to airports is in the offing which will involve deploying smart CCTV cameras, armoured vehicles and perimeter protection fences at these facilities.
The CISF, tasked with providing armed cover to 59 civil airports in the country, has embarked on a first-ever mission to prepare a ‘concept paper’ to standardise security gadgetry and infrastructure at these locations.
Once in place, the country’s airports would be among some of the best secured across the globe.
A high-power panel comprising officials of the CISF, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and airport operators has begun conducting a ground assessment at select airports and the beginning of ‘tag-free’ hand baggage for passengers is a measure in this direction.
The initial upgrade of such security systems is expected to be operationalised in the next few months.
05/03/17 PTI/