Goodbye Baggage tags at 7 airports

Passengers at 7 airports in the country will not need a tag for hand baggage. The measure by CISF, is aimed to decongest the pre-embarkation security check area and to make the entire process smoother for air travellers.

Staring from December 15 till December 22, the system will be implemented on a trial basis in Mumbai. Later on, on the basis of the feedback, it will be taken permanently, at six major airports of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.

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“On a trial basis, we are launching this move to call for accountability of security checks through a digital medium. The strict CCTV surveillance can replace the manual stamping and instead divert more force to profiling the departing passenger. This will also enhance passengers’ experience, make their baggage check seamless,” O P Singh, Director General of CISF, told reporters on Wednesday.

“We have this system of stamping boarding pass and hand baggages (since 1992). This is an unique system only in India,” Singh told.

“Enhancing surveillance through the sole use of the boarding card of the passenger will be the second phase of this change”, Singh said.

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