Friday, October 13, 2017

CISF ends taking off prosthetics, getting off wheelchairs for airport security

New Delhi: The CISF will no longer carry out the "humiliating" airport security drill of asking people with disabilities (PWDs) to remove their prosthetics or making passengers get up from their wheelchair for screening, said a top official.
In a major decision aimed at easing air travel woes of those who are disabled, the Central Industrial Security Force will use explosive trace detectors (ETDs) and visual profiling, said CISF Director General (DG) O P Singh.
CISF took the decision to undertake a massive training of its personnel to usher in the new regime at all Indian airports under its cover following a recent meeting with PWD activists, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and other stakeholders.
It will also conduct a country-wide survey to find out how many such passengers travel by air each day.
"The aim is to ensure that such passengers do not face any humiliation or uneasiness when they travel through Indian airports. We have seen numerous complaints in this regard.
"The aim is to ensure that such passengers do not face any humiliation or uneasiness when they travel through Indian airports. We have seen numerous complaints in this regard.
13/10/17 PTI/Economic Times

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