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Security measures at IGIA to be intensified

A number of measures, including having a dedicated dog squad and installation of a hi-tech perimeter intrusion detection system, are being taken on the IGIA airport.

delhi Updated: Jan 13, 2008 12:05 IST

In the wake of increasing threats of terror attack on the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in the capital, a number of measures, including having a dedicated dog squad and installation of a hi-tech perimeter intrusion detection system, are being taken.

The dedicated dog squad, comprising of six dogs and their CISF handlers, will make random checks at the different terminal buildings, car parking area and baggage handling zone to prevent entry of any explosives or dangerous material in the vicinity of the airport, senior IGIA Officials said.

The IGIA has become the first airport in the country to own such a dedicated dog squad.In order to prevent any intrusion bid from the periphery of the airport, a four-layer Perimeter Intrusion Detection System will be installed, the officials said.

The system -- comprising taut wire, buried cables, CCTV cameras and radars -- can very effectively track any kind of intrusion into the airport, they said.

In order to thwart any evil motives of terrorists, installation of state-of-the art cameras and Explosive Detection System are underway.

Over 100 such cameras will be installed at the domestic terminal and about 205 at the International terminal. These cameras have many unique features, which include high resolution, built-in encoders and also cover a large area.

Apart from this, DIAL, which manages the airport, has also procured four advanced X-ray machines, which will make checking of cabin baggage faster, in turn ensuring faster clearance of passengers.