No More Long Queues At The Entry Terminals, As Chennai Airport Is Soon Introducing 2D Scanners!

Photo of Chennai, Tamil Nadu by Tanvi Shah (travelstoriesbytan)

Chennai, "the Detroit of India" is soon introducing 2D scanners at the Chennai airport to check barcodes on the ticket at the entry gates as a part of augmenting security, preventing congestion at the entry terminals during the peak hours and holiday season. We can't wait for this hassle-free travel experience while boarding our next flight from Chennai!

This move would also prevent passengers entering the terminal using fake or cancelled flight tickets, hence similar facility has been introduced in many of the private-run airports in the country by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) regional director S Kalyanraman.

CTX X-ray machines and body scanners will also be introduced by the end of December, that will generate 3D images for screening of hand baggage, by Airports Authority of India and the BCAS.

Currently, hand baggage are being screened using dual view X-ray machines fitted with an automatic tray retrieval system which, to an extent, is preventing congestion at security check areas.

On 31st July, BCAS began a five-day aviation security culture week to create awareness among passengers and people who work in the airports to ensure aviation security. This means cooperating with the security staff, knowing what is permitted in the cabin, and checking in bags, packing your own bags, carrying gifts given by others and also staying vigilant.

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