Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Rs.11-cr. tyre-killer gadget to guard Kochi airport

Kochi: It may not be visible to your eyes like many other security gadgets. But in times of emergency, it comes up from under the ground and prevents access to the high-security zones.

The upcoming international terminal of the Cochin International Airport Limited, slated for inauguration later next month, will be guarded by an additional layer of electro-hydraulic bollards and tyre killers. Kochi airport is the first in the State to get the Rs.11-crore gadget, which may soon come up at other airports in the State. At present, only two other airports in South India – Bangalore and Hyderabad – have the system.

“We should be ready with the gadget with the commissioning of the new terminal. It will be installed at three of the airside-entry gates in addition to the one on the flyover, leading to the new terminal,” a top CIAL official told The Hindu .

Tyre-killer is an electrically operated spike obstruction that emerges above ground level on receiving a valid input signal and prevents unauthorised entry. The moment a vehicle tries to forcibly enter without permission or a check, it will start working at the push of a button, and deflate the vehicle’s tyres and block its entry.

Though CIAL has deployed CISF guards at all the entry points to regulate the movement of vehicles, the area is still considered vulnerable to forceful entries.
19/01/16 Hiran Unnikrishnan/The Hindu
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