Sunday, July 23, 2017

Hand baggage stamping in all airports to be stopped by year-end

Chennai: Stamping of passengers hand baggage in all airports will be completely stopped by the year-end, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Director General O.P. Singh has said.

The system had already been implemented in nearly 15 airports across the country to provide hassle free security checks for the passengers, Mr Singh said. He was here to review the security cover in Kalpakkam, the Chennai Airport and other vital installations.

In an exclusive interview to The Hindu, Mr. Singh said, “I had gone to Kalpakkam to review the security in the atomic power station and interacted with the management there, besides my officers and men. I wished to assess the conditions there and see what the requirements are.”

Referring to the the recent CISF initiative of dispensing with the system of hand baggage tags in the airport, Mr. Singh said, “We have done away with the stamping of hand baggage in as many as 14 airports and a few more are under way. We hope by the end of this year, we will be completely removing the system of stamping of hand baggage from all 59 airports. We have taken adequate measures to do that.”
22/07/17 R. Sivaraman/The Hindu