First-ever full body scanner installed at Pune airport

Sushant Ranjan
Tuesday, 15 October 2019

The trial run for the new facility will begin within two-three days

PUNE: The Pune airport has become the first airport under the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to install a body scanner on Monday. The trial run of full body scanner will begin within two-three days and it will go on for three months.

The installation work of body scanner was done on Monday. The officers, including security and technical teams, are being trained. 

The service will be provided by Delhi-based company Rohde & Schwarz India Pvt Limited. It was supposed to install it in November but has already done so before the deadline.  

“Pune has become the first airport across India to get the facility. The full body scanner will be installed by the company for a trial run for three months. The system has been installed at Security Hold Area (SHA),” said Pune Airport Director Ajay Kumar. 

During the training on Monday, the officials got to know about the operation of the scanner and new techniques.

“The scanner will scan the full body. If someone hides something inside the body, the scanner will detect it as it passes through the scanner. Scanning the body requires less than a minute. It will help us in clearing the queue quickly. During the checking, the scanner will show ‘OK’ if the passenger doesn’t have a concealed item. If there is a concealed item, the scanner will alert the security personnel,” said a senior officer of CISF from Delhi.

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