Thursday, August 31, 2017

CCTV cameras not working properly at airport

New Delhi: For the surveillance and security of the country’s busiest and most sensitive Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport Terminal-3. nearly 3,000 CCTV cameras are not working properly.
Most of them are old cameras which cannot  take clear video footage.
Viewing its seriousness, the security agencies have stressed upon putting the new high technique cameras.
But despite passing orders for a long time, no action has been initiated in this direction. According to senior officials at the airport, due to strict security arrangements at the airport there is a need of new and high resolution cameras for the better surveillance.
It is to be noted that IGI Airport has been awarded with the best airport of the world. Being the most sensitive area of the country it is always been on terrorists’ target.
Therefore, CCTV cameras are one of the most important tools to keep security check. But the cameras installed here are not capable to fulfil the requirement as these cameras were installed seven years ago.
According to the airport officials, in view of the security the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, along with security agencies, has conducted a survey about the cameras. After the survey it had been told to replace the old cameras. However, the decision is still pending.
31/08/17 Prateek Chauhan/Tribune