Tuesday, June 12, 2018

CISF takes over security of Shirdi International Airport

Pune:  The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) formally took over the regular security of Shirdi International Airport (Maharashtra) with the sanctioned strength of more than 180 personnel headed by a Deputy Commandant-rank officer on June 6 amidst a colourful induction ceremony.
CV Anand, IPS, Inspector General, CISF was the chief guest on the occasion. Dhiren Bhosale, the director of the airport, senior district administrative officers, state police officers and other dignitaries also graced the occasion.
With this induction, total airports under CISF security cover raised to 60 as on date. The administrative control of this airport will be under DIG, CISF West Zone Airport, Mumbai.
Shirdi International Airport is located at Kakadi village, around 12 km from famous Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, a prominent pilgrimage centre that attracts devotees from across the world. This Airport is owned by Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) and was inaugurated on October 1 last year. The airport has a terminal building and the area of the airport is spread on approximately 1,300 acres of land with 2,500 mtrs-long runway.
12/06/18 Joy Sengupta/Times of India