Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Delhi: Soon, no entry for airport staff without Aadhaar

Ahead of Republic Day, Central Industrial Security Force has thrown a security blanket in and around Indira Gandhi International Airport. As part of a new initiative, after January 1, all airport entry passes will be issued only on the basis of Aadhaar number.
All employees have been asked to carry their Aadhaar cards for access to the building. CISF DG O P Singh said that the step was necessary to avoid unauthorised entry. There has been a spurt in incidents of trespass with people entering the premises using forged passes. When the new rule comes into effect, more than 25,000 employees working at the airport, including porters, housekeeping members, loaders and ground staff, will be under close watch.
Singh told TOI: "These passes are renewed every year. The deadline for renewing passes that were expiring this month has been extended to March 31. For others, carrying Aadhaar will be mandatory." The step has been taken in consultation with Bureau of Civil Aviation Security.
28/12/16 Anvit Srivastava/The Times Of India
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