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India will upgrade its airport scanners so that travellers won’t need to take their electronic gadgets out of their bags.

ByJosh Taylor

Dec 22, 2022

Airports should deploy computer tomography-based scanners so that passengers won’t need to take their electronic devices out of their hand bags before passing through the scanner, according to BCAS, an organisation that oversees aviation security.

Airport scanners now only display a two-dimensional view of the contents of hand baggage.
According to Jaideep Prasad, Joint Director General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), the BCAS has suggested installing computer tomography-based scanners at airports that will offer travellers a three-dimensional depiction of the things in their hand baggage.
Passengers won’t need to remove their electronic gadgets from hand luggage before using these scanners, he said, according to PTI.
Additionally, it is believed that the usage of such scanners will quicken airport security procedures.
It was unable to immediately ascertain the details of the recommendation.
Many airports, especially the one servicing the national capital, have had long wait times and traffic congestion in recent weeks, according to concerns. Due to the measures taken by the government, the congestion has diminished.
Earlier this month, the ministry informed the Lok Sabha that improving airport safety and security is a continuous process that is evaluated on a regular basis by the security regulator BCAS and the safety regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), in collaboration with other relevant organisations and stakeholders such as the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and airport operators, based on threat perceptions.
According to the Civil Aviation Ministry, Dual Generator X-BIS and Computer Tomography Explosive Detection Systems (CT-EDS) equipment have been installed or are under consideration for installation at important airports.

“Minimum Technical Specification for Perimeter Intrusion Detection System has been released (PIDS). It has been placed in the airports of Delhi, Hyderabad, and Bangalore… The deployment of the Full Body Scanner at all airports is planned in stages, with priority given to hypersensitive and sensitive airports “V K Singh, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, stated in Lok Sabha on December 8.
There are also plans to gradually deploy radiological detection equipment (RDE) at airports.
Domestic aviation travel in India has just surpassed 4 lakh passengers, surpassing pre-pandemic levels. India is one of the world’s most rapidly increasing civil aviation markets.

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