Delhi's IGI Airport tightens security ahead of Independence Day; officials request flyers to reach in advance

Indira Gandhi International Airport authorities have ordered the closure of 'meet and greet' area till 20 August

Asian News International August 08, 2019 17:09:26 IST
Delhi's IGI Airport tightens security ahead of Independence Day; officials request flyers to reach in advance
  • Beefing up security ahead of Independence Day, Indira Gandhi International Airport authorities have asked flyers to report early

  • Have ordered the closure of 'meet and greet' area till 20 August

  • According to Bureau of Civil Aviation Security sources, all civil aviation establishments have been asked to tighten security ahead of 15 August celebrations

New Delhi: Beefing up security ahead of Independence Day, Indira Gandhi International Airport authorities have asked flyers to report early and have ordered the closure of 'meet and greet' area till 20 August.

Delhis IGI Airport tightens security ahead of Independence Day officials request flyers to reach in advance

Representational image. AFP

The domestic flyers have been requested to reach the airport minimum of three hours in advance and international flyers have been asked to reach four hours prior to their scheduled flight. "The entry to meeters and greeters area will be barred w.e.f. 10 August to 20 August 2019. Any inconvenience caused is regretted." IGI Airport authorities said.

According to the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security sources, all the civil aviation establishments have been asked to tighten their security ahead of Independence Day celebrations. The enhanced security measures included through screening of passengers, tightening access control in aviation installations, strengthening of anti-terrorism and anti-sabotage measures, enhanced security in cargo terminals and parking areas and strict vigil on the movement of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) around aviation installations, the sources said.

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