Govt enhances security of three major airports
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 19:10
New Delhi: Government has enhanced the security of country's major airports- Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad- by sanctioning more than 250 additional CISF personnel for these facilities.

While 60 additional Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel have been authorised for the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi, a contingent of 100 personnel has been approved for Mumbai International Airport.

Hyderabad airport will get 75 additional para-military troopers, Home Minister P Chidambaram told a reporters here today.

"The additional CISF posts have been created and sanctioned after a security audit of these airports demanded an increase in the number of security personnel," a senior CISF official said.

"The personnel will enhance the strength of the armed quick reaction teams (QRT) deployed for immediate action in case of a threat at airports," he said.

All these airports already have deployment strength of 3,000-4,000 personnel each at present.

Chidambaram also announced sanction of additional CISF personnel for 'samadhi sthal' of late Indian leaders in Delhi (55) and at Rajiv Gandhi memorial, Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu (18).


First Published: Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 19:10

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