Hyderabad:: In order to reduce waiting time and congestion during check-in at the airports, the Central Industrial Security Force on Friday started India’s first – “Express Security Check” facility for domestic passengers at the Hyderabad airport.
The check will be done at terminal’s entry gate and is believed to benefit around 40% passengers. Especially the ones who travel without any checked-in luggage and are frequent flyers. The facility will in return benefit the airlines in cutting down the queues at the check-in counters as well as for better security and surveillance by agencies, CISF Director General O P Singh said, according to a report of TOI.
The domestic passengers at Hyderabad, after printing their boarding pass from the newly installed ‘self-service kiosks’ can now enter the Express Security Check lane without getting into the check-in area and head straight towards the boarding area, Singh said.
Singh, however, said that the force is exploring the possibility of starting the facility at other airports including Delhi and Mumbai.
SGK Kishore, the CEO, GHIAL, said, “We are excited to be launching India’s first Express Security check facility that lets domestic passengers without check-in baggage proceed straight to security check without going through the traditional check-in route.”
Additionally, a dedicated lane has also been earmarked for passengers with reduced mobility and airline crew members, helping them clear security check with a minimum of hassles and waiting.