‘CISF personnel deployed at 66 airports to provide security’

The personnel of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) have been deployed at 66 airports to provide security to the facilities and installations, while in the remaining airports, the security is provided by the state police.

Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), the Civil Aviation Security Regulator in India, after reviewing risk and threat assessments carried out by Central Security Agencies, issues Aviation Security circulars/orders for effective implementation of security controls at all Indian airports for the purpose of safeguarding civil aviation activities/operations from an act of unlawful interference, said Minister of State, Civil Aviation, V.K. Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Monday.

The CISF apprises relevant authorities from time to time about Aviation Security in different forums.

The security system at airports is reviewed regularly and upgraded as per the requirement by the BCAS in consultation with concerned agencies and stakeholders, including CISF and Airport Operators, depending upon threat perceptions, and corrective measures taken.

For enhancement of security infrastructure at airports, some of the technologies deployed and proposed for deployment include Computer Tomography Explosive Detection Systems (CT-EDS) machines and Dual Generator X-BIS machines.

Besides, Automated Tray Retrieval System (ATRS) has been installed at Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi and is under trials at Delhi and a few more airports.

Moreover, directions have been issued for the Minimum Technical specification for Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS). It has been installed at Delhi, Hyderabad and Bengaluru airports.

Full body scanners at all airports have been planned in a phased manner, mainly at all hypersensitive and sensitive airports on a priority basis.

Radiological Detection Equipment at airports is also planned in a phased manner.

Biometric Centralised Access Control Systems have been launched in 48 Airports.




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