DGP, DG BCAS review Srinagar Airport’s security

DGP Dilbag Singh [File]
DGP Dilbag Singh [File] Mir Imran for Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh and Director General Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) Zulfiquar Hasan reviewed the security of the Srinagar International Airport on Thursday.

A spokesman of J&K Police in a statement issued here said that a high-level meeting, to review the functioning of Srinagar International Airport besides taking stock of the security aspects was conducted by the DGP and DG BCAS at Srinagar.

The spokesman said that during the meeting, measures to ease the congestion at the Srinagar airport were discussed threadbare.

He said that it was decided to increase baggage checking machines at the main gate besides provision of electric vehicles to ferry the passengers from the main gate to the terminal was also envisaged.

The spokesman said that to facilitate the tourists, a Police facilitation counter would be opened at the airport besides a Police unit would be established to cater to the tourist requirements who presently have to come to Humamah for registration of any complaint or for redressal of any grievance.

He said that a security audit of the airport and its surrounding premises should be conducted jointly to neutralise any threat.

The spokesman said that it would be ensured that no passenger was over-charged for any service including taxi services.

He said that a proposal for extended baggage cum check-in counter in Srinagar City, preferable at the Tourist Reception Centre (TRC) would also be considered to reduce the load at the main gate of the airport and to facilitate the passengers.

The spokesman said that all these measures would help in reducing congestion besides facilitation to passengers, and would lead to increased air traffic to Srinagar airport, especially in view of upcoming G20 visit, tourist season, and Amarnath yatra.

ADG CRPF Nalin Prabhat, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, ADGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, and Secretary Tourism and Culture Abid Rashid also attended the meeting besides the Director Airport.

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