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  Metros   Delhi  24 Feb 2017  Stamping of hand baggage stopped at seven Indian airports

Stamping of hand baggage stopped at seven Indian airports

ANI
Published : Feb 24, 2017, 1:27 pm IST
Updated : Feb 24, 2017, 1:27 pm IST

The aviation ministry is keen to extend no-stamping to more airports soon.

(Photo: Representation Image/PTI)
 (Photo: Representation Image/PTI)

New Delhi: The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) on Thursday issued an order of doing away with stamping hand bag tags with immediate effect at seven major airports- Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Cochin.

Issued with approval of BCAS chief Rajesh Kumar Chandra, the aviation security circular (4/2017) said, "The present system of stamping hand baggage tags at pre-embarkation security check points for seven airports... shall be dispensed with immediate effect."

The BCAS and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) had carried out non-stamping at several airports for domestic flyers in 2016. That trial was successfully and a final decision was to be taken after Republic Day.

The aviation ministry is keen to extend no-stamping to more airports soon.

Tags: aviation ministry, baggage tags, airport security check
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi