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Lapses in anti-hijack response system at Delhi airport: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 19:20

New Delhi: Government said on Wednesday that five
cases of security lapses were reported at various airports in
the country while "several glaring flaws" were noticed in the
anti-hijack response system at Delhi airport.

Five cases of security lapses have been reported at
various airports by Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS)
last year, Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi told Lok Sabha
in a written reply.

The government has also commissioned a study to
strengthen and restructure BCAS, he said.
"In two cases (of security lapses) involved personnel
belonging to Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and a
driver in another case have been suspended for violations and
in remaining two cases concerned airport Director has been
advised to take action against the defaulters," he said.

To a question whether in a recent mock drill on
anti-hijack response mechanism system at Delhi Airport,
several glaring flaws were detected, Ravi replied, "Yes madam.
Some procedural lapses and lack of coordination among various
agencies were noticed."

He said a number of security measures like
installation of barriers to check vehicles and persons
approaching the airports, enhanced surveillance on land and
air side of airports, strengthening of Quick Reaction Teams
and striking reserves and secondary security checks at ladder
points of aircraft have been taken to revamp the present
security set up at the airports.


First Published: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 19:20

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