Government issues alert to enhance security at all airports

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The government on Saturday issued an alert for all airports and airlines in the country, asking them to enhance the existing security measures, as it has received intelligence inputs in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack and subsequent developments. The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) issued the alert and marked it to senior police officials of all states, in-charges of security at all airlines and airports, and officers of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). In view of the intelligence input in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack and subsequent developments, it is imperative to enhance the existing security measures being taken at all the civil aviation installations like airports, airstrips, airfields, air force stations, helipads, flying schools, aviation training institutes etc. so that no untoward incident takes place, the alert notification read. The BCAS has asked airlines and airports to take 20 specific enhanced security measures which will be in operation till further orders. The security measures include strict access control to regulate entry into The BCAS has directed enhanced screening of passengers, including 100 per cent full No vehicle should be parked in front of the terminal building and there should be intensive checking of vehicles entering car parking area, according to the alert notification. Another measure is – strict on ground monitoring of regulatory guidelines for operations of The BCAS has suggested enhanced screening of passengers, staff, and hand Read Also| PM Modi announces April 2019-March 2020 as Construction-Technology year According to the alert notification, QRT and perimeter patrolling has to be strengthened too. QRTs are part of the CISF only, which is Intensive checking of vehicles\/persons at the approach to airport terminals\/installations has also been called for. Enhanced According to the alert notification, authorities have been asked to enhance surveillance in and around the aviation installations and specific monitoring of flights\/helicopters\/UAV\/ UAS\/drones\/gliders\/hot air balloons from airports\/ helipads\/ airfield around Delhi National Capital region. Regarding catering, the alert notification said, Inspection by the chief security officer of the airline concerned from the presetting stage to vehicle check and entry into airside. Airport Security Unit\/Aviation Security Group to ensure thorough check of the vehicle through under view mirror, cabin search etc and checking of the driver and attendant and their ID matching of signatures. There would be no issuance of visitor entry passes till further notice, it said and directed strict monitoring of non-scheduled flight operations including air ambulance. The BCAS also called for thorough search and anti-sabotage check of the aircraft by the airline concerned and to ensure that no unauthorized person gains access to aero bridge.

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