Thursday, February 10, 2022

Surat airport finally gets much-awaited CISF security

Surat: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) took over the security arrangements at the Surat airport on Wednesday. Around 360 armed personnel have been inducted for providing a counter-terrorist cover at the airport, officials said. Surat is the 65th civil airport under the aviation security group (ASG) of the central force that functions under the Union home ministry.

Formal induction ceremony for deputing CISF jawans was held on Wednesday at the airport premises in presence of state BJP president C R Paatil, minister of home (state) Harsh Sanghvi, district collector Ayush Oak, mayor Hemali Boghawala, MLA Zankhna Patel, Sangita Patil and city police commissioner Ajay Tomar.

Surat is the biggest diamond cutting and polishing hub of the country and as per officials, the airport handles over 1.25 lakh passengers per month. The Centre had sanctioned the manpower for the airport in the middle of the year 2020 but the CISF induction at the facility, run by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), kept getting delayed due to logistical issues, officials here said.

10/02/22 Times of India

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