CISF decides to stop stamping hand bags at these seven airports from April 1
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Thursday said that it will do away with stamping of hand baggage tags at seven major airports with effect from April 1.
“The present system of stamping of hand baggage tags at pre-embarkation security check points for these seven airports shall be dispensed w.e.f. 1st April 2017," said O P Singh, Director General CISF.
Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Cohin and Ahmedabad were the seven airports chosen by CISF for dispensing with the hand bag rule.
In December 2016, CISF had stopped the mandatory practise of getting a security stamp on handbags in a pilot project with six airports.
However, due to security concerns the practise was reinstated in the new year.
CISF said that this step will enhance the passenger experience and will give 'hassle free' security environment at airports without compromising the security requirements.
Appropriate measures have been taken to upgrade the security system to adopt this new system for the convenience of passengers.
"The system will speed up the security check procedure and will give more time to CISF personnel for checking of suspected baggage,"CISF said.