Bhubaneswar, (Odisha Connect): In 131 airports, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) will soon install new full-body frisking windows that use millimetre wave technology. At first, Mumbai, Delhi, and other significant airports will soon see these new windows. According to Zulfikar Hasan, the director general of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BACS), any Passenger carrying contraband concealed inside body cavities can be found through these windows in just 15 seconds.
In India, airports now frisk travellers using metal detectors and handheld body scanners, which take 30 seconds for each person. Additionally, it has the capacity to pat down 66 thousand passengers every hour nationwide. However, this approach hasn’t been able to unearth drugs, gold, or priceless diamonds buried in body parts. Therefore, the authority has evaluated the plans for setting up full-body millimetre scanners.
In contrast to metal scanners, these millimetre wave-based scanners will aid in finding any liquid or plastic that may be concealed beneath a passenger’s clothing. It is made to find objects that might be hidden inside the body and operate on the idea of body shapes.
Hasan told ANI that orders have been placed with three to four manufacturers of full body scanners around the world, and shipment would begin soon.
Many airline passengers were recently discovered to be hiding liquid, other forms of gold, and drugs while being frisked in airports, including Bhubaneswar. A 9 lakh rupee gold necklace was discovered in a man’s rectum in April 2018. Similarly, on March 11, 2018, Bhubaneswar police officers frisked a passenger who had travelled by air Asia and discovered gold bars valued at Rs 22 lakhs in his rectum. The authorities were disturbed by a number of recent incidents of this type and needed new technological tools to check them.