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Stamping hand baggage to stop at Delhi, 6 other airports

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  • According to current security procedures, air travellers are required to attach separate tags on to their hand baggage.
  • These bags are screened, stamped by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) which contain details such as date, airline etc. and are again verified before the passenger boards the airplane.
  • This security process is neither followed in European countries nor in the United States.

  • 'Tagless travel' on the anvil
    09 Dec 2016
  • Air travellers in India can soon look forward to a more streamlined security process.
  • A pilot project that will be put into place at five key airports - Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bengaluru - will do away with tagging of hand baggage.
  • If the project proves to be successful, it will be replicated across all airports.

  • E-boarding passes
    FACT
    According to Civil Aviation Secretary R.N. Choubey, "E-boarding cards have been allowed on a pilot project basis at Hyderabad. We are assessing how that project has fared."

    Benefits of tag-free travel
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  • India witnessed 18.8% increase in domestic air travellers in the last one year.
  • Verifying and stamping tags on hang-baggages requires dedicated CISF personnel; doing away with this process would require lesser deployment of CISF across airports.
  • Passengers who lose tags and first-time travellers who are told only during security checks that hand-baggage tags are mandatory would greatly benefit from tag-free travel.

  • No baggage tags for hand-luggage at 7 airports
    15 Dec 2016
  • Central Industrial Security Force authorities have decided to scrap the procedure of stamping hand luggage tags at 7 airports including in the 4 metro cities on a trial basis.
  • CISF DG O.P. Singh said the move was "to make it hassle free and convenient for passengers" travelling through airports.
  • The scheme would be rolled out in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad.

  • Hand baggage-stamping to continue after safety concerns
    03 Mar 2017
  • The government's week-long decision to stop stamping hand baggage tags at major airports was withdrawn after concerns were raised by security agencies.
  • According to the civil aviation ministry, passengers no longer had to get their hand baggage stamped at Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi and Ahmedabad airports.
  • CISF however stated that security "modifications" were required at airports before allowing the same.

  • Stamping hand baggage to stop at Delhi, 6 other airports
    30 Mar 2017
  • The Central Industrial Security Force stated that it will stop the process of stamping hand baggage at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Cochin from 1 April.
  • CISF DG OP Singh said "security check will speed up and our staff will get more time to check suspicious baggage."
  • CISF conducted trial rounds of this in 2 phases, across 12 airports.



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