Tuesday, January 02, 2018

CISF favours installation of body scanners at Indian airports

New Delhi: The CISF has favoured installation of body scanners at all airports -- both domestic as well as foreign -- to ensure enhanced security to lakhs of air travellers.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), that guards 59 such civil facilities at present, is also aiming to introduce the tagless hand baggage regime of travel for the passengers to all the airports from the present 27.

"CISF is of the view that installation of body scanners will definitely improve the efficiency of screeners as it identifies the spot which needs be physically checked," CISF spokesperson Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Hemendra Singh said.

The paramilitary force had in October conducted trials of one such device at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here.

The system is used in many countries and entails frisking of an individual with the help of x-rays and similar technology.
The officer said the airport security force is also "planning to implement the tagless system of hand baggage at all the airports with the help of the Bureau of Cvil Aviation Security (BCAS) and airport operators." According to latest CISF data for the year gone by, its officials detected a total of 96 cases where passengers, both Indians and foreigners, were apprehended by it for using fake/edited tickets to enter into airport terminals across the country.
01/01/18 PTI/New Indian Express