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Friday, November 17, 2006

Tuticorin airport to be Reviewed for Security

Two senior police officers in charge of reviewing security at airports in the State have completed the process with regard to two airports.

The review of three other airports is expected to be completed in the next few days. The officers had reviewed the security along with Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officials at theChennai and Tiruchirappalli airports. In general, security arrangements were found to be satisfactory.

The exercise is yet to be undertaken for airports in Madurai, Coimbatore and Tuticorin. A report would be submitted thereafter.

While the CISF was in charge of security inside the airports, security outside was taken care of by local personnel.

One aspect that needed to be considered was whether security inside the airports should be increased given the volume of flights handled, a senior police officer told The Hindu .

The matter relating to parking of government vehicles in front of the terminal building of the Chennai airport remained to be sorted out.

Following the receipt of an anonymous letter by the Tiruchirappalli airport, warning of a threat, Director-General of Police D. Mukherjee asked the Inspector-General of Police, Intelligence, and the Superintendent of Police (Security), to review the security in major airports.

Even as this was on, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation alerted security agencies in the country on possible attacks by Al-Qaeda terrorists on airports and vital installations. Patrolling outside the Chennai airport had been increased and constant vigil was on with regard to access control.

Source: The Hindu


Anonymous said...

Airport blues

The Tuticorin airport is an example of the apathy of authorities towards people’s interests. People from Tuticorin, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari are travelling from Tuticorin airport.

First, the airport lacks proper infrastructure. It does not have adequate ATM facilities. There are no trolleys to take luggage inside. Further, the availability of cars and cabs is very feeble. The approach road to the airport has to be renovated urgently. I request the airport authorities concerned to take immediate steps to solve all these problems.

P. Senthil Saravana Duraivazhavallan,


Anonymous said...

Tamil Nadu chief minister Karunanidhi shows total disrespect to his own state: 1>All Tamil Nadu airport posts are being reserved for Hindi speakers who dont know Tamil and are rude. Like Karnataka's demand it is high time Tamils get posted in their own land irrepective of their caste. 2>Tamil Nadu airports are being controlled by a Hindi organization Airports of India Authority who ofcourse will siphon funds to Hindian cities. They have now international flights from Lucknow while southern TN remains unserved. 3>Tuticorin for the amount of industry it has does not have enough flights. 5>Most of international travellers from Tamil Nadu originate from southern disctricts. They are all going to Kerala and taking flights. Tuticorin should be developed to be an international airport in addition to Madurai. 6>Tamil Nadu should emulate Gujarat and Kerala to have TN Airways which will serve all TN cities and which ANNOUNCE IN TAMIL LANGUAGE. All the Indian carriers like Kingfisher, AirDaccan, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Air Sahara are treating Tamils as foreigners by annoucing Hindi in Tamil soil. KARUNANIDHI ARE YOU LISTENING? CHENNAI IS NOT ONLY CITY IN TN? WHY YOU ARE BEING PARTIAL TO HINDI SPEAKERS BY ALLOWING THEM RESERVATATION IN TAMIL NADU AIRPORTS? 7)SALEM AIRPORT IS LYING IDLE FOR LAST 15 YEARS; ONLY WAY TO RESOLVE THIS TN GOVT TO ESTABLISH ITS OWN AIRLINE THEREBY WE DONT DEPEND ON HINDI AIRLINES.