Sunday, May 07, 2017

More CISF personnel for Patna airport security soonAirports May 2017

Patna:  The security cover at Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport in the city would be enhanced in the coming days.
According to sources, around 200 Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel are manning the airport terminal building. However, more security personnel are required for proper checking of baggage and passengers as more x-ray baggage scanners would be installed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) soon. The airport is likely to get 75 additional CISF personnel for strengthening the security cover.
CISF commandant at Patna airport, Dharmaveer Yadav, said request for more personnel had been made to the central government. “Within the next few months, additional security forces would get deployed at the airport,” he said.
Sources said there is only one baggage scanner is to be manned by CISF personnel. One more scanner is there, but it is kept on standby to be used only when pressure of flyers increases or the first machine is used for a long period.
07/05/17 Debashish Karmakar/Times of India