A senior officer suggests that airports need to deploy modern dual x-ray, computer tomography, and neutron beam technologies to scan electronics in hand luggage during the security check.
There’s a desperate call for modernising domestic and international airports, especially the ones in New Delhi and Mumbai that handle huge traffic. While the government is ramping up efforts to ease traffic at airports, which have increased substantially over the last few weeks due to the holiday season and ease of travel restrictions, some old security practices still cause trouble for passengers as well as security personnel. The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security is working on a fix to eliminate one of the biggest security pain points. Passengers may no longer need to remove their electronics during security checks.
The way for airports to use modern equipment to screen bags without removing electronic devices will be paved by BCAS within a month, according to The Hindu. The publication was told about the development from the BCAS director general. The report quotes a senior officer from the Central Industrial Security Force suggesting that airports use modern x-ray, computer tomography, and neutron beam technologies to check electronics in hand luggage during the security check.
Better technology will allow airports to accommodate more flights per hour and will ultimately allow for growth in the aviation sector. The investment made in acquiring new equipment will be made up with this. The officer said that it’s not correct to blame the security as they are under immense pressure because their job is a zero error business.
Many airports use x-ray machines that produce 2D images of scanned items that don’t offer a panoramic view. The report states that newer technologies, such as computer tomography, can produce 3D images in higher resolution. The need to inspect a bag physically is eliminated by their low false alarm rate.
Due to an ease in travel restrictions and the holiday season, many airports in India have seen massive traffic. According to data from the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) handled over 1.5 million passengers on a single day.
Passengers have to wait hours for check-in and security. Passengers are advised by many airlines to arrive three hours before departure and not carry their main luggage.
The government has launched a new service to ease traffic. The service uses facial recognition technology to process passengers’ information Our team member used the service to see if it works and you can read about it here.
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On Dec 22, 2022.