Gold heist outside business area: GHAIL

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Hyderabad, Sep 8 (UNI) The GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL), the operator of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), today claimed that yesterday's gold heist took place outside the business area of cargo operations.

The onus for safety of the consignment was on the customer after delivery of the cargo, a company release issued here today said .

Taking cognizance of the incident and to further strengthen the security measures at the airport to avoid repetition of such incidents, the airport operator held detailed discussions with the police, it said.

It was decided at the meeting to set up police outposts at both the entry points to the airport National Highway seven (Hyderabad-Bangalorehighway) and the entrance from Srisailam State Highway (Hyderabad-Srisailam road). It was also decided to arrange police patrolling on the main access road, it added.

It was agreed to have closer coordination between RAXA, the security wing of the airport operator which is incharge of security on the internal roads of the airport, and the police for enhanced monitoring, it said.

Several medium and long-term measures were also discussed. These include dividing the airport premises into zones for better monitoring, strengthening of the communications network with induction of more devices, stepping up the surveillance by increasing the number of CCTV cameras on the airport premises from the existing 450 and information and data sharing between the security wing of the airport operator and the police, it said.


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