Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Surat airport to get CISF cover from December 28

 Surat: The Surat airport will finally get the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) cover from December 28, meeting the long-pending demand of aviation activists and local businessmen.A total of 226 trained male and female security personnel will be deployed at the airport whose security was till now handled by the state police, a top official confirmed to TOI.

In 2019, the union home ministry had approved the demand for CISF. Looking at the increase in passenger traffic as well as the number of flights from Surat, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has agreed to deploy CISF here.

Deployment of CISF will also help the airport attract more airlines.

Sources said following the approval of CISF deployment in 2019, the airport authorities started making arrangements for the facilities of the security personnel like housing etc. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, the plans got delayed.

CISF has different wings and they train their personnel looking at requirements of the place of deployment.

One of the wings is the Airport Security Group (ASG). They are fully trained to provide safety to people as well as the entire airport infrastructure.

21/12/21 Times of India

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