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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Too many shops, stores could hit emergency evacuation at Delhi Airport

web-post May 3, 2017

Too many shops and restaurants at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport could jeopardise lives of passengers during an emergency but the airport operator and the government have ignored these safety concerns, a parliamentary panel has concluded. In a draft report, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) saw the… Continue Reading »


CISF asks Home Ministry to name and shame MPs who bully jawans at airports

web-post April 7, 2017

To teach a lesson to the ‘bullying’ ministers, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has asked the Home Ministry to publicly ‘name and shame’ the guilty MPs by putting their names on the ministry website. The dossier submitted to the ministry by CISF lists 20 MPs who have been accused of bullying its jawans at… Continue Reading »


CISF trains UP Police team for Lucknow Metro security

web-post March 31, 2017

A 61-member team of Uttar Pradesh police officials is being trained by the CISF in acquiring some special skills for securing the Lucknow Metro. Officials said the paramilitary has prepared a special capsule for the first batch of these officials, led by an Assistant Commandant-rank officer, who will secure the Metro in the state capital,… Continue Reading »

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