No more hand baggage stamping at 7 airports
New Delhi, March 30: Come April 1 and the hassle of stamping and tagging hand baggage will be done away with in at least 7 airports across the country. Civil Aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju took to twitter to announce that there would be no more stamping of hand baggage in 7 airports including Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
All issues resolved; no more stamping of hand baggage at 7 airports from April 1. Delhi-Mumbai-Kolkata-Hyderabad-Ahmedabad-Bengaluru &Cochin— Ashok Gajapathi Raju (@Ashok_Gajapathi) March 30, 2017
The union minister said that all issues pertaining to security were addressed and resolved before it was decided to do away with tagging hand baggage. The CISF too, on Thursday, said that the move will enhance "passenger experience and provide hassle free security environment to them.
"The system of stamping and putting tags on the hand baggage of fliers will be dispensed with from April 1 at seven airports. We have put in place the required security systems that will help us in ushering in this passenger-friendly move," said CISF Director General, O P Singh.
The move was earlier announced by the aviation security regulator, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security but the CISF wanted to deploy appropriate security infrastructure before it was implemented to ensure that security would not be compromised.