Pune, October 16: The Pune Airport has become the first airport in India to have a full body scanner. The New Body Scanner Security System at Pre-Embarkation Security Check is installed in SHA 2 (security hold area) at Pune Airport from October 15, 2019, on trial basis. The facility will have a trial run for the next few days, said reports. Pune Airport Conveyor Belt Had 2019 New Year Surprise Gifts; Passengers All Smile & Thankful to the Cute Gesture.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is also planning to have around 200 body scanners across India as this will further strengthen the security set-up as well as curtail time of security screening at the airports. World's Most Dangerous Airports: Pictures And Videos That Will Make You Want To Visit the Airports, But Only From A Distance.
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The Pune Airport Authority (PAA) said that the new body scanner security system at pre-embarkation security check is installed in SHA 2 (security hold area) at Pune Airport for the purpose of trial. The body scanner automatically detects potential prohibited items concealed under clothing or on the body. It is used at leading airports across the world.
The Centre has directed 84 airports across the country to install body scanners by March 2020, replacing existing door frame metal detectors and hand-held scanners besides pat-down searches of passengers to detect metallic objects, according to an official document. "Walk-through metal detectors and hand-held metal detectors cannot detect non-metallic weapons and explosives. Body scanners detect both metallic and non-metallic items concealed on the body," states an earlier circular sent by Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) to all airports in April this year, reported PTI.