Post Punjab Attack - Security Tightens At Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport

Wednesday, 29th July 2015 at 04:18am

Airport officials at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) are extra vigilant nowadays due to recent terror attack in Gurdaspur District.

Airport personnel in charge of airport security disclosed that they are conducting checks on vehicles and passengers at all airport entrances. People found loitering in the airport are also being tightly watched.

CSIA management also requested local police forces to assist in surveillance activities within the airport premises.

Apart from airport visitors, cargoes sent to and received at the airport are also carefully screened for bombs and other explosive devices.

Based on statistics, CSIA is one of the busiest airports of India. Each year, more than 36 million passengers use the airport and its facilities. On the other hand, the volume of cargoes received at the airport last year was close to 700,000 tonnes.

On Monday, gunmen attacked a police station located at the Gurdaspur district, killing 3 civilians and 4 security forces. All 3 terrorists were also killed after both sides exchanged fires which had lasted for more than 10 hours.

After the Punjab attack, Mumbai's police force declared a high alert in the entire city. Police have been highly visible in high traffic areas such as shopping malls, cinemas, and train stations.

Mumbai Commissioner of Police Rakesh Maria directed police forces to be extra vigilant.

According to a top police official, for the succeeding days, more police forces will have to be assigned in crowded places.

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