UK terror plot: Security tightened at Delhi airport
The new guidelines have been introduced as the terror plot in London, is being unearthed.india Updated: Aug 12, 2006 16:31 IST
Stringent security measures have been put in place at Delhi airport, including deployment of NSG commandos around the tarmac and enhanced checking of passengers and their baggage.
All the guidelines issued by the Civil Aviation Ministry, Directorate General of Civil Aviation and Bureau of Civil Aviation Security have been strictly implemented, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) said in a release on Saturday.
The fresh set of guidelines come in the wake of unearthing of the terror plot in London where terrorists were planning to use liquid bombs to blow up an aircraft.
No liquid items are being allowed on flights and no laptops are being permitted on the UK-bound flights, it said.
In addition, a number of other steps are being taken that include dog squads doing the rounds of terminals, air side and parking lots, plainclothes men checking for abnormal movement or behaviour and NSG commandos positioned on air side.
Random check of vehicles is being carried out and hand baggage is also being randomly checked at passenger gate entry. Other measures include frisking of passengers and secondary ladder point check.
Senior officials from police and CISF are personally supervising the security initiatives, the airport statement said.
DIAL, a private consortia, has also convened a meeting of airlines officials, security agencies and operations people to appraise and sensitise on preparedness.