BCAS, the aviation security agency, has recommended that airports install scanners based on computer tomography technology, which will eliminate the need for travellers to remove electronic items from their hand luggage before passing through the scanner.
At the moment, hand luggage contents can only be seen in two dimensions by airport scanners. The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has proposed putting scanners based on computer tomography technology at airports that will give travellers a three-dimensional view of the items in their hand luggage, according to Jaideep Prasad, Joint Director General of the BCAS.
“With such scanners, passengers won’t have to remove their electronic gadgets from hand luggage before travelling through the scanner. The installation of such scanners is anticipated to speed up airport security checkpoints as well.
Specific details about the recommendation could not be immediately ascertained. In recent weeks, there have been complaints about congestion and long waiting hours at various airports, especially at the airport in the national capital. Authorities have put in place various measures and the congestion has eased.
UK Government to Implement new regulations.
Also earlier this month, the Airport security 100ml liquid rule to be scrapped. The Government has announced that it will eliminate the 100ml liquid limit at major UK airports over the next two years, enhancing air travelers’ travel experiences.
After new technology is implemented, travelers will be able to leave liquids and large electrical items in their cabin luggage while they pass through security. The government has given airports until June 2024 to update their security checks, but until then, the current regulations, which include a prohibition on liquids and gels in containers larger than 100ml in hand luggage, may still apply.
By 2024, major airports in the UK will have the newest security technology installed, reducing overall queues, enhancing the traveler experience, and most critically, identifying possible threats, according to Transport Secretary Mark Harper.