Are you a frequently flyer?
Here is some good news! Soon, you may not have to take out your laptops, tablets and liquids from handbags for screening at airports as the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), agency in charge of security at Indian airports, is likely to test the technology for screening machines that give a 3D view of what’s inside the handbag.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) which owns the security system at Indian airport is keeping an eye on these trials and has planned to test in India too so that it could be used at large and crowded airports.
The test had been executed at NewYork airport which lists Amsterdam’s Schipho and JFK hub. London Heathrow is undergoing the trial procedure.
The 3-D scanner uses CT technology like a hospital CAT scan.
“We are studying this technology and the results of (trial runs) at those airports,” a senior CISF official said. When he was question about the addition of this technology in India too he added, “Yes… (we) will also need some changes in rules for physical checking of suspect handbags Being a potentially passenger-friendly move, a senior aviation ministry official termed the new technology being tested a “very good development”. (source:TOI)