Saturday, February 10, 2018

Indian airports to install high-speed baggage scanner to avoid long queues

Nine Indian airports will be getting rid of the current baggage screening machines for the sake of passenger convenience. Reportedly, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has signed multi-million dollar deal with a global firm to provide baggage scanners, which will be installed at nine airports in India, including Kolkata and Chennai.
The new baggage screening machines will ensure passengers go through a smooth airport check-in and also reduce the pressure faced by the security personnel during rush hours and during mandatory airport screening.
"Smiths Detection won the bid to install and integrate high-speed explosives detection systems (EDS) for hold-baggage screening at 11 sites of nine airports across India," told the firm to the press.

According to news reports, the CTX 9,800 high-speed explosives detection system can scan 9,800 bags in an hour. Furthermore, the US Transportation Security Administration and the Civil Aviation Administration of China have granted it certification.
09/02/18 Resham Sengar/happytrips