Airports Authority of India (AAI) has recreated the experience that one gets at the airport in an international exhibition at New Delhi. This is aimed at building confidence in first-time flyers and spreading awareness about the security drills.
The security area with metal detectors, baggage scanning machines, explosive trace detectors have been replicated at the exhibition so that visitors are familiar with the security protocols that are followed at the airport. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel from the Indira Gandhi International Airport are in-charge of the security drill, who explain patiently to the visitors on the list of things to be kept in mind while flying.
Capt Raj K Malik, GM (Security) at AAI was quoted by The Hindu as saying, “Hawai chappal waale log hawai jahaj mein safar karein [people in slippers should be able to travel in flights] has been the slogan of PM Narendra Modi. Our endeavour through this exhibition is to simulate the airport experience for these first-time flyers, so when they visit an airport they are neither nervous nor confused. We also hope that by learning about the importance of the security protocol, they will be more cooperative, thereby, helping us enhance security at our airports.”
A full-body scanner is on display, which will be shortly introduced in airports across the country. This is part of the 21st India International Security Expo organised in Delhi between 5 and 7 October.
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