Saturday, February 13, 2016

CISF wants more staff and cameras for Nagpur airport

Nagpur: Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is learnt to have sent a proposal to Mihan India Ltd (MIL) asking for 72 additional personnel to strengthen security at city airport. These personnel will be distributed over three shifts. The move is following heightened threat perception from terror outfits like Islamic States (IS) and Naxals. The demand of CISF has been already ratified by Bureau of Civil Aviation Security but has been stuck with MIL for want of funds.
Sources in airport administration claimed that apart from additional manpower CISF had also made a request for 49 more closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras at the airport. At present, there are around 50 CCTV cameras. CISF, which already has four sniffer dogs, has asked for two more for their bomb detection and disposal unit.
At present, CISF has around 250 personnel deployed at the airport in three shifts. It is learnt that deployment in night shift is less, leaving certain gaps in security cover. CISF top brass is keen to bring the strength of the night shift at par with the other two shifts.
13/02/16 Soumittra S Bose/Times of India
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