Chennai: Security arrangements has been tightened at the Kamaraj domestic and Anna International airport here in view of the 72nd Republic Day celebrations tomorrow.
Airport sources said the security was enhanced and several restrictions were put in place for passengers following intelligence inputs from the Centre alerting the States of possible disruption of celebrations by terror outfits.
Apart from the apart, security has also been tightened in all places where public would congregate like airport, bus depots, railway stations, temples and places of worship.
At the airport, additional security personnel were deployed in the cargo area from today morning and all passengers with valid tickets alone were allowed entry after thorough checks.
Vehicles entering the airport were also subjected to intense checks. Entry of visitors were banned till January 31.
After the mandatory checks by the CISF personnel, who were manning the airport security, the passengers were again checked thoroughly by the security personnel of respective airlines before they were allowed to board the aircraft.
Passengers were not allowed to carry liquid items, pickles and jams. All the CISF personnel were aksed to report for duty and their leaves were cancelled and additional bomb detection and disposal squads were deployed for intensive checks in parking and other areas in the airport.
Surveillance has also been enhanced through CCTV cameras and Rapid Action force personnel were also deployed.
Apart from the CISF personnel More than 100 personnel from the State police were also deployed on round-the-clock security duty.