From July 3, the Indira Gandhi International Airport will get a brand new building — Terminal 3, which will cater to both international and domestic flights. A revamped security system will also be a part of the new terminal.
"From next month, the security of the airport will be brought under a unified monitoring system through a Security Operations Control Centre (SOCC)," said Rohit Katiyar, spokesman of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which is in charge of the airport’s security.
"The control room, which will be manned by CISF personnel, is coming up next to the
Airport Operations Control Centre," he said.
Around 5,000 CISF personnel will be deputed at the IGI Airport in view of the new T3 terminal and the Commonwealth Games to be held in October.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the terminal on July 3.
Access to the airport, frisking of passengers, scanning, baggage checking, anti-sabotage and quick reaction deployment will be brought under a single umbrella.
The airport is also expected to soon get the Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS) to secure 37 kms of the airport periphery from trespassers.
This system, too, will be connected to the SOCC.