No need to remove laptops, liquids at Mumbai & Delhi airports during security screening

No need to remove laptops, liquids at Mumbai & Delhi airports during security screening
BCAS has allowed handbag scanners on an experimental basis at Mumbai & Delhi airports (Representational Image)

In a welcome news for frequent flyers, passengers will no longer be required to remove their laptops, tablets and liquids from handbags for security screening at select airports.

The development comes in wake of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security’s (BCAS) decision to grant permission, on an experimental basis, to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) to check passengers’ handbags at Mumbai and Delhi airports.

As a result, passengers will no longer be required to take out their laptop and liquid items during the screening process.

“On an experimental basis, BCAS has allowed handbag scanners where laptops, liquids item not to be taken out at Delhi and Mumbai airport for security check,” BCAS DG Rajesh Chandra told ANI.

However, concerned agencies of BCAS and CISF will take the final decision in this regard after proof of concept is cleared by all agencies.

If implemented on a permanent basis, this project will help save time and ease the security procedure for both passengers and security forces.

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