Good news: From now, only one ID needed per group to enter airports

The procedure for entry at airports has been tweaked after a family complained that they were denied entry because only the father of the family of four had an identity(ID) card.

QuotingArvind Ranjan, DG of the Central Industrial Security Force, which handles security at 59 airports in the country, The Economic Times reported that from now on only one person in a group will need to have an ID. This will add to passenger convenience and help reduce congestion. The decision was reached after consultation with Intelligence and security agencies.

Ranjan also said this was a ''reasoned interpretation" of earlier instructions by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). Other changes are under way in the area of airport security.

He also added "We are putting a personality profiling system in place to detect suspicious passengers at the entry." The passengers may be subjected to frisking and luggage checks by taking them to a separate enclosure in the presence of a senior officers.

India is one of the few counties that regulates passenger entry into airport buildings.

Updated Date: Nov 24, 2014 14:01:50 IST