NEW DELHI: The CISF on Thursday said stamping and tagging of the hand baggage of passengers at seven major airports including Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata will be done away with from April 1.
The other airports at which the prevalent security procedure will be dispensed with include Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Cochin and Ahmedabad.
“The CISF has decided to dispense with the stamping of hand baggage at seven major airports from April 1,” the CISF said in a statement.
"The present system of stamping and putting tags on the hand baggage of fliers will be dispensed with from April 1 at seven airports. This step will enhance passenger experience and provide hassle free security environment without compromising with the security requirements,” said Central Industrial Security Force Director General OP Singh.
Singh said appropriate measures have been taken to upgrade the security system to adopt this new system for the convenience of passengers. The system will speed up the security check procedure and will give more time to CISF personnel for checking of suspected baggage.
The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) had earlier announced the move but the CISF decided to put in place appropriate security mechanisms in place before introducing the new security procedure at these airports.
Before introducing the new security protocol at the airports, the CISF has updated it personnel on the new mechanism being put in place. have been updated about the new protocol and that he himself had seen the preparations made in this regard at the Bengaluru airport yesterday.