According to sources in the BIAL, the objective is to deter, detect any sort of intrusion into the airport with enhanced electronic and electrical gadgets and to alert the security personnel to respond to the threat immediately.
A proposal regarding this was also initiated last year and the ground work has already started.
“This is mandatory by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Securities (BCAS). The three tier, PIDS will safeguard the outer wall and prevent intrusion of any sorts. It will be combination of hi-tech CCTV cameras, infrared detection with radio frequency and powerful radars. It can even sense vibration and can alert the security personnel manning the master control room by raising alarm. Once it is installed, the men in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will manage it,” said highly placed sources in BIAL.
However, the delay on the part of BIAL authorities to bring in the system has worried the already over-worked CISF personnel. “This airport has been identified as one of the hyper sensitive airports in the country. Apart from manning security at security hold area, check in area and city side, we also have to managed the security along with the wall.
We have 870 staff against the sanctioned strength of 969 which was estimated at 2008. This apart, the number of X-ray baggage inspection system has gone up from 10 to 15 and we also need more people for that. The PIDS should have been introduced much earlier keeping various security aspect of the airport in mind,” said a CISF official. The Hyderabad airport has already availed the hi-tech security system among the airports in South India.