Now you can expect a full body-scanner, security cameras and many more electronic gadgets at the Goa airport; since it has been included in the Ministry of Civil Aviation’s Rs 600 crore security upgradation plans across the airports in the country.
Goa, which is a major tourist spot through the year, had been without proper CCTV coverage and security gadgets like bomb detectors. “A new terminal building is coming up at Goa airport, where the gadgets will be installed. Airports under AAI, like Kolkata and Chennai, will also be upgraded,” a senior AAI official said.
The ministry will spend the amount only to upgrade security at airports in India, particularly those which fall under the jurisdiction of the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Private airports, like Mumbai and Delhi, may get body-scanners, the need for which has been increasingly felt by security agencies at these airports. But officials at these airports said the decision has to be finalized and sanctioned by the ministry.
Apart from Mumbai, the budget will be a boon for smaller, upcoming airports like Jaipur and Goa, which have been handing huge tourist traffic with limited security infrastructure