Security issues posed by ground handling


In order to ensure safe and efficient practices, labour practices at airports need to be transparent.

In a major security lapse, YSR Congress party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy was stabbed by a man inside the Visakhapatnam airport’s VIP lounge in October. According to data tabled in the Parliament on August 8, 27 security lapses were reported to Bureau of Civil Aviation over the last three years. Needless to say, the need for well-fortified airports arises from lessons learnt over the years from within the country and abroad.

The Ministries of Civil Aviation and Home Affairs dread a security lapse similar to 9/11 which occurred despite the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) warning on poor security in the US domestic aviation sector.

 

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Source: The Hindu