Govt to fortify anti-hijacking measures
Security To Be Enhanced At Srinagar, Jammu Airports; Cabinet Nod Today
Jammu, June 5: Jammu and Kashmir Government is likely to increase the number of security personnel at the Jammu and Srinagar Airports by strengthening the two anti-hijacking wings of the state police.
Highly placed sources in the state Government told Greater Kashmir that the proposal to increase the security of the two Airports will be discussed in the Cabinet meeting to be chaired by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday. “The Home Department has moved the proposal and is expected to get the Cabinet nod,” a senior minister in the state Government said adding, “The department is contemplating to enhance the strength of the anti-hijacking wings in the twin capital cities.”
If approved, the Srinagar Airport will get 201 additional police personnel, while at Jammu the added strength will be 184 personnel. In addition to around 3 companies of CRPF, more than 200 police personnel are presently guarding these two Airports. The security apparatus of the Airports comes directly under the control of security wing of the police, which is headed by an Additional Director General of Police.
Official sources said that enhancement of security strength was being recommended in view of the increase in the flight traffic. The recommendations to this effect were made in 2005 by a high-level committee of Union Ministry of Civil Aviation.
Director Jammu Airport, M Suresh, said the decision to increase the security strength will go a long way in providing better facilities to passengers.
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