The PTI is reporting that six additional airports will scrap the hand-baggage tags and stamping from June 1.
Chennai, Jaipur, Guwahati, Lucknow, Trivandrum, and Patna, will join New Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Bengalooru, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Ahmedabad which had scrapped this much despised process back on April 1.
Quoting Mr O.P. Singh, the Director General of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) which is charged with protecting 59 airports in India,
“By having the stamped tags on the hand baggage, the security personnel used to be assured that no weapon or ammunition-like material enters the aircraft with the passenger and now with the deployment of smart cameras and repositioning of security paraphernalia at the six new airports, the same objective is being achieved.”
Mr. Singh has also indicated five more airports at Varanasi, Pune, Goa, Bhubaneswar and Vishakhapatnam will soon begin trials to eliminate the hand-baggage tag stamping process.