No more security stamp on fliers' hand baggage

No more security stamp on fliers'  hand baggage

 It will be a bit more easy for fliers boarding a plane at seven airports, including Bengaluru and Delhi, with authorities doing away with the mandatory security stamp on hand baggages.

The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) issued a circular on Thursday saying the system of putting security stamp on hand baggage tags would be immediately done away with at seven airports. The airports are Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Cochin.

“Airport operator shall ensure that the requisite monitoring system is maintained all through at PESC (Pre- embarkation Security Check) points,” the BCAS said.

“It is pertinent to mention that the trial run for the same has already been successfully conducted in two phases at these airports after putting in place requisite surveillance and monitoring system,” it said adding the feedback from the trial run has been analysed and a positive response has been recorded.

As per rules, all cabin baggage must carry a tag which is stamped by security personnel once the baggage goes through the security scanner. Many a time, it has caused trouble for fliers as loss of tags pose a problem before boarding a flight.

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