Gadgets, Wires No Longer Need To Be Removed By Passengers During Airport Security Checks
It was also advised to install computer tomography-based scanners at airports so that travellers won't have to remove any electronic gadgets from their hand luggage before passing through the scanner.
NEW DELHI: For gadget enthusiasts, in particular, having to remove a tangle of cords and equipment for airport security checks is a nuisance. When picking up items from a different tray, people frequently overlook tiny wires, however, this is no longer the case.
BCAS, an organisation that monitors aviation security, has advised installing computer tomography-based scanners at airports so that travellers won't have to remove any electronic gadgets from their hand luggage before passing through the scanner.
At the moment, hand luggage contents can only be seen in two dimensions using airport scanners.
In order to provide a three-dimensional view of the items in hand luggage, the regulator has suggested putting scanners based on computer tomography technology at airports, according to Jaideep Prasad, Joint Director General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS).
He informed the media that the use of such scanners would eliminate the need for travellers to remove their electronic gadgets from hand luggage before passing through the scanner.
The use of such scanners is also anticipated to speed up airport security checkpoints. Recent weeks have seen complaints about traffic jams and protracted wait times at numerous airports, particularly the one serving the national capital. The congestion has decreased as a result of the steps implemented by the authorities.
The Civil Aviation Ministry reports that Dual Generator X-BIS devices and Computer Tomography Explosive Detection Systems (CT-EDS) devices have been installed or are being considered for installation at key airports.
"There is a directive for the Perimeter Intrusion Detection System Minimum Technical Specification (PIDS). In Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Delhi airports, it has been installed. All airports would eventually have a full body scanner, with priority given to airports with sensitive or high-security needs "In a statement to the Lok Sabha on December 8, V K Singh, the minister of state for civil aviation,
There are also plans in place for a gradual deployment of radiological detection equipment (RDE) at airports.