Thursday, July 13, 2006

Stricter access control, bomb detectors at all airports soon

New Delhi: Government is deploying explosive detection equipment besides putting in place stricter access control measures at all strategic airports across the country following the seven synchronised blasts in Mumbai on Tuesday.
"Though there is no possibility of terrorist attacks on vital and prime economic installations following the Mumbai blasts, all systems are being put in place to ensure security,' home secretary V K Duggal said after an hour-long meeting with civil aviation minister Praful Patel on intensifying security at airports.
The airports were on a high alert since Tuesday night and quick reaction teams of paramilitary forces had been deployed at major airports, officials said. The strength of CISF personnel on duty at the airports has also been increased.
13/07/06 Times of India
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