Good news: Hand baggage stamping not needed at these airports from April 1

The Central Industrial Security Force has decided to do away with hand baggage stamping at some major airports.

This April 1, when you are flying from any of the airports in seven selected cities, there's one less headache for you.

The Central Industrial Security Force has decided to do away with hand baggage stamping at seven major airports from this Saturday (April 1).

The airports where you will not have to get your hand baggage stamped are: Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Cochin and Ahmedabad.

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS NEW STEP:

  1. Airports at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Cochin and Ahmedabad have been chosen for the new system to "upgrade" the security system for the convenience of passengers, said an official.
  2. This new step by CISF will enhance the passenger experience at the airports. This would provide hassle-free security environment at airports without compromising with the security requirements, said CISF Director General O P Singh.
  3. "The present system of stamping of hand baggage tags at pre-embarkation security check points for these seven airports shall be dispensed with from April 1, 2017," the CISF chief said.
  4. The CISF chief said the paramilitary force, responsible for the security of 59 airports across India, had taken appropriate measures to "upgrade the security system by adopting this new system for the convenience of passengers".
  5. "The system will speed up the security check procedure and will give more time to CISF personnel for checking of suspected baggage," he added.

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