Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) is set to introduce a game-changing security protocol at Terminal 2 (T2), initiating passenger trials for an innovative security system integrating CTX machines with Automatic Tray Retrieval System (ATRS) and full-body scanners. This transformation is poised to revolutionize pre-embarkation security checkpoints, enhancing both efficiency and passenger experience.
Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) confirmed the upcoming trial run of the Computer Tomography X-ray (CTX) machine at T2, marking the pioneering step towards streamlining security procedures for domestic travelers. Scheduled for operational initiation by December 2023, this groundbreaking system aims to eliminate the need for passengers to remove personal electronic devices from their handbags during security checks.
The revolutionary system promises a quicker and more secure screening process by allowing passengers to leave items like laptops and liquids in their bags, significantly reducing the number of trays required per individual. This integration not only expedites the divesting process but also enhances hygiene by minimizing contact points and expediting screening without compromising security measures.
Satyaki Raghunath, Chief Operating Officer of BIAL, emphasized the far-reaching advantages of this advancement, mentioning a reduction in re-checks and physical inspections. He highlighted how the CTX machine’s advanced technology enhances security outcomes, particularly in identifying liquid density and automatically detecting explosives.
While T1 caters to domestic flights, T2 exclusively serves international carriers and select domestic airlines. With the implementation of this innovative security system, KIA is set to lead the charge in enhancing passenger convenience and security standards.
In contrast, while other airports like Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) have conducted CTX trials, the integration with ATRS and full-body scanners for passenger trials is yet to take place. Nevertheless, airports across the country are anticipating similar advancements in security infrastructure, foreseeing improved passenger transit and streamlined security protocols in the near future.
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