A red alert has been issued at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Shamshabad along with other airports in the country due to the tense situation on the borders between India and Pakistan.
The alert has been issued due to the anti-terror mechanism and counter terrorist plans have been activated fully at all the major airports in the country. A senior official confirmed that the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) New Delhi. The security at the perimeter wall at the RGIA has been tightened restricting movements of persons near the wall.
Instructions were given to the CISF personnel’s who were operating scanners and those checking passengers with a hand held metal detector and door frame metal detectors to beextra vigilant while screening flyers at the entrance.
The officials said that, “We have told our men to detain those found to be moving suspiciously inside and outside the airport and the patrolling outside RGIA is also intensified.” The private security at the airport along with CISF, Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) and Cyberabad Police were taking care of the security at the RGIA.
“The priority had been given to the passenger outlining and in case anyone was found to be suspicious, they would be called for questioning. The National Security Guards (NSG) team, are at the airports round-the-clock to tackle any terror-related activity, would be an added advantage” said the officials.
The official said “We are fully equipped to deal with any situation at airports.” On the other hand, the Cyberabad police are not allowing hawkers, who were illegally picking up passengers at the airport keeping in view the unstable situation on borders of the country. Few weeks ago, the police conducted a search operation at RGIA and held more than a dozen taxi operators, who were operating illegally. The police were continuing the drive against the hawkers at the airport. The passengers were requested to arrive at the airport early as they must undergo additional security checking because of the current situation in the country.