Body Scanners To be Installed In Major Airports
The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has said that all the major airports in India should make it mandatory to install body scanners within a year.
The BCAS also made it clear that in two years, the body scanners at all the major airports across the country should be installed and that it is a compulsory step.
According to reports, the announcement of the BCAS has much significance as the scanning machines currently used in the airports across the country cannot detect non-metallic explosives. A full body-scanner is a device which is used to scan the whole body of a person for security screening without making any physical contact.
The initiative has been taken to increase the security purpose in the airports and it will also help to detect items carried in the body especially by smugglers who make use of their bodies to keep costly smuggled items hidden to avoid normal scanning in the airports.
The body-scanners will now give the cunning smugglers a heat and they will no more be able to carry smuggled items which are increasing at an alarming rate in the country.
The full-body scanners can detect non-metal objects unlike the metal detectors.