Delhi Airport Asks Flyers To Reach 3-4 Hours Before Departure - Read More To Find Out Why!

Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi wants flyers - both Indians and International Passengers - to reach 3-4 hours prior to their flight departure timings till the end of August due to increased security checks. Flyers are being asked to do so as there has been an alert issued by The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) due to the recent developments attached to Jammu & Kashmir. 

Civil aviation already being a soft target for terrorist attacks, BCAS considers airports to be more vulnerable. All states have been directed to enhance security at the airports as well as flight training institutes. Entry for visitors and sale of visitor entry passes at airports have been banned until August 30th.

As per the BCAS security has been enhanced as the following-
  • "Intensive random checks” of vehicles approaching airports from around a kilometer away from the terminal or as per space availability for all barriers/'naka'/vehicle screening point which should be at a minimum distance from the airport has been directed. 
  • Vehicles have to be checked thoroughly at random basis using “under view mirror” along with the boot space checking.
  • A more stringent check for passengers that includes 100% full pat down search at pre-embarkation security check points is mandatory.
  • Secondary ladder point security checks which demands passengers to be frisked again just before they board the aircraft, has been made compulsory. 
  • Vehicles will not be allowed to park in front of the terminal buildings. 
  • Strict monitoring of non-schedule (charter) operations including air-ambulance is implemented. Check-in baggage and cargo items to also be screened rigorously.
  • Enhanced security by BCAS is usually put to force until 15th August every year but it will extend to 31st August or furthermore as per orders due to higher threat perceptions due to J & K developments.

Airports have been ordered to station quick reaction teams. Airport authorities have been asked to carefully scrutinize drones, aircraft models and microlites. Delhi airport has received specific instructions for the security of the airport parking area. 

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