Thursday, November 15, 2018

CISF men to be deployed at J&K airports

New Delhi: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will soon be deployed at the ultra sensitive Srinagar, Jammu and Leh airports. Given the rising threat perception, the Home ministry earlier this week cleared the long-pending proposal for these airports which currently handle over 50 lakh passengers annually. They are under the security cover of J&K state police and the CRPF.

“The home ministry has cleared the move. Now the aviation ministry has to give its nod,” said a top security official. A senior aviation ministry official on Wednesday said that the ministry, Airports Authority of India and Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) have also recommended CISF deployment at the three J&K airports.
The aviation and security agencies are also examining if passengers flying out of these airport be allowed to carry hand bags with them as they do from other airports in India. At the moment, hand bags are not allowed for departing flyers from J&K. And passengers need to identify their check-in baggage also before boarding aircraft.
15/11/18 Times of India