Hyderabad: In line with the directive given by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), GMR led Hyderabad International Airport has commenced a three-month trial of Body Scanner for passengers on voluntary basis at the Domestic Departures Terminal from 12th October 2019. As a part of trial phase, one body scanner has been deployed at the Express Security Check Lane near Departure Gate No. 3.
Upon successful completion of trials and subsequent regulatory approvals, Body Scanners will be installed across the terminal for security check. Body Scanners operate on SAFE Radio Wave Security System, which is an image free scanning technique, and hence is completely harmless and poses no threat of privacy infringement.
The trial of Body Scanner at Hyderabad International Airport is voluntary and so far has received positive reviews from the passengers. Many airports in European countries and the United States of America are already using Body Scanner for security check. In India, airports like Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore are also known to have initiated trials of Body Scanner for passengers.