In order to upgrade the airport security apparatus at a time when the world is facing threats from extremist forces Delhi's Gandhi International (IGI) Airport has introduced a full body scanner machine. The machine that has been put to use on a trial basis is at IGI airport’s Terminal 3 domestic departure.
The machine can detect anything hidden under the clothes, which includes weapons, explosives, chemicals, contraband drugs, precious metals, among other items. The body scanner is likely to be made fully operational after analysing the performance of the machine during the trial period, by early next year.
The machine procured at a cost of Rs.1.5 crore is based on a US technology and manufacturers of the machine have already started training Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officials responsible for handling security at all airports in India.