Saturday, February 22, 2020

Cochin International Airport Ltd to install full-body scanners

Kochi: Cochin International Airport Ltd will soon deploy full-body x-ray passenger scanners in its departure counters. The move is in line with bureau of civil aviation security's (BCAS) decision to install scanners in airports to accelerate the passenger clearance process and end manual frisking without compromising security.

The scanners will increase the effectiveness of security checks owing to its ability to identify non-metallic as well as concealed metallic weapons and explosives. The plan is to buy nine x-ray scanners at cost of around Rs 27 crore. The tender for their supply, installation, testing and commissioning has been floated.

BCAS had in August 2019 made it mandatory for 84 airports in the country to install full-body scanners to screen air travellers within a year and issued a standard operating procedure for their use. Authorities said Cial, which is one among the busiest airports in south India, is in the list, hence the airport is going with the technological upgrade.
22/02/20 Anantha Narayanan K/Times of India
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