Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Maharashtra: Shirdi airport to receive CISF protection soon

Shirdi with Sai Baba shrine there makes it a prominent place of pilgrimage in the country. According to an estimate, about 60,000 people visit Shirdy every day, out of which, the airport authority plans to tap at least 10-12 per cent.
This is the centenary year of the death of Sai Baba.
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has written to Ministry of Home Affairs to take charge of the security of the newly-built airport in Shirdi, located in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district.
The airport was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind on October 2 this year. The airport is currently manned by the Maharashtra Police.
DG CISF OP Singh confirmed to India Today, "Yes, we have written to Home Ministry to deploy CISF personnel for the job. We are awaiting the nod. And will deploy as soon as we get a clearance."
The force recently carried out a survey of the newly-built Shirdi airport with them proposing to deploy around 100 CISF personnel led by commandant rank officer.
07/11/17 Kamaljit Kaur Sandhu/India Today