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Post more women personnel, smile more: Flyers to CISF

web-post November 22, 2017

From requesting their armed men to frisk with a smile, to increasing the number of women officers at airports, to making efforts at reducing the waiting time at security hold area, and making lost and found services better — the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has been flooded with suggestions following a recent survey that… Continue Reading »

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CISF to analyse social media trends to secure airports

web-post October 26, 2017

To monitor security at the country’s airports and vital installations like nuclear and space organisations, the Central Industrial Security Force, for the first time, will track social media trends and use data analytics for which the central force has created a ‘media lab’ and a Pattern Research for Institutional Social Media (PRISM) unit at its… Continue Reading »

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CISF ends practice of removing prosthetic limbs for security check at airports

web-post October 18, 2017

Passengers with disability will no longer have to remove their prosthetic limbs for X-ray screening at airports. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has decided to do away with the ‘humiliating’ practice across airports in the country. In addition, the CISF has also decided not to screen wheelchairs through X-ray as it causes inconvenience. In… Continue Reading »

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Need to double strength at airports in 5 years: CISF

web-post October 11, 2017

Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the agency in charge of airport security, has stated this categorically in a report to the government. It has projected that the paramilitary force will need to almost double its airport deployment in the next five years given the explosive growth of air travel in India, and failing to do… Continue Reading »

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India pushes for security reforms to secure airports

web-post September 27, 2017

In the run up to an audit by the UN aviation safety watchdog International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the civil aviation ministry has decided to push the pending Aircraft Amendment Bill. It will give more powers to the aviation security regulator Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and will make airports more secure. Sources say… Continue Reading »

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CISF proposes to do away with boarding pass

web-post September 22, 2017

After doing away with hand baggage tags at over a dozen airports, aviation security agencies are now planning to dump the boarding pass collection system and begin a regime of ‘express check-in’ aided by biometrics for smooth air travel. The chief of the country’s airport security force — the CISF said that they have begun… Continue Reading »

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Delhi airport wants to increase passenger security fee to clear CISF dues

web-post August 10, 2017

If Delhi airport has its way, outgoing passengers will have to pay more for security at the capital’s airport. The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), which operates the capital’s airport, has said that there is a need to increase the passenger security fee (PSF) as they are unable to carry on day to day security… Continue Reading »

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National highways security may go to CISF

web-post June 29, 2017

National highways seem to have become the new favourite crime spots for offenders and criminals. Whether it is the infamous Bulandshahr rape case or the recent Jewar gang rape case, the security on national highways has once again come to the forefront. Keeping in view the current situation on most highways of the country, the… Continue Reading »

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90% pickpockets at Delhi Metro are women. Be careful at these 8 stations: CISF

web-post June 14, 2017

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which is responsible for the security at Delhi Metro stations, says that such women gangs are responsible for over 90% of the incidents of pickpocketing in the Delhi metro. In 2017 so far, the CISF has caught 373 pickpockets of which 329 were women. The CISF has also identified… Continue Reading »

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More security aids for safer Delhi Metro Heritage Line

web-post June 7, 2017

Several security features have been added at the stations on Delhi Metro’s Heritage Line. A six-foot glass wall has been installed at each station demarcating the checked and unchecked areas after studies showed several theft cases near security X-ray machines as well as people passing items through the security barriers. In addition, CCTV cameras have… Continue Reading »



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