Body scanner trials begin at Hyderabad airport


Hyderabad: In line with the directive from the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, the GMR-led Hyderabad International Airport has commenced a three-month body scanner trial for passengers on a voluntary basis at the domestic departures terminal from October.

As a part of the trial phase, a body scanner has been deployed at the express security check lane near departure gate number three from October 12.

Upon successful completion of trials and subsequent regulatory approvals, body scanners will be installed across the terminal for security checks. Body Scanners operate on SAFE Radio Wave Security System, which is an image free scanning technique, and hence is completely harmless and poses no threat of privacy infringement, officials said.

The trial of the body scanner at the airport is voluntary and so far has received positive reviews from the passengers. Many airports in European countries and the United States of America are already using body scanners for security checks. In India, airports like Pune, Mumbai and Bengaluru have also initiated trials of body scanners for passengers.

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