At check post,full-Truck scanners still unavailable
The integrated check post (ICP) on the Attari-Wagah border where hundreds of goods carriers pass each day continues to operate without full-body truck scanners.punjab Updated: Nov 04, 2014 12:21 IST
The integrated check post (ICP) on the Attari-Wagah border where hundreds of goods carriers pass each day continues to operate without full-body truck scanners.
A major security risk remains, since the checking of goods arriving from Pakistan is manual.
The scanners were promised when the ICP idea was floated; but three years on, the government has failed to deliver.
Pakistan has two of these scanners, while the Indian authorities have to make do with only small machines. “When union minister Ram Vilas Paswan came to the ICP, we made him a request for the scanners,” said Amritsar deputy commissioner Ravi Bhagat. Even in recent high-level meeting, this issue was discussed.
After the blast, security was tightened in and around the ICP. The waiting trucks were cleared from the main road and the drivers asked to move their cooking material and baggage.