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Anti-hijack hotline begins to ring at last

The hotlines between the government's anti-hijack control room at the Cabinet Secretariat office in Rashtrapati Bhawan and the Delhi airport, which had been lying dead ever since they were installed more than a year ago, have finally been repaired. HT reports.

delhi Updated: Jul 23, 2010 02:33 IST
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The hotlines between the government's anti-hijack control room at the Cabinet Secretariat office in Rashtrapati Bhawan and the Delhi airport, which had been lying dead ever since they were installed more than a year ago, have finally been repaired.

Authorities swung into action following a report in Hindustan Times (India's hijack hotline cold since it started) on Thursday.

Two dedicated lines, which are the safest and fastest mode of communication in case of a hijack, were provided between the COSAH (Committee of Secretaries on Aircraft Hijack) control room and Terminals 1 and 2 of IGI airport. COSAH, headed by the Cabinet Secretary, is the topmost government body to deal with a hijack. But till now they hardly worked.