Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport is the first airport in India to introduce Automatic Tray Retrieval System.

If youre flying out of Bengaluru now your security screening will take just 25 secondsTwitter/Varun Krishnan
news Aviation Friday, May 05, 2017 - 12:44

Now, flyers traveling via the Bengaluru Airport will have a shorter wait time for security check-ins.

Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport which restarted its 24-hour operations from Monday is the first airport in the country to introduce Automatic Tray Retrieval System (ATRS), according to media reports. 

"Using the ATRS, four trays can be pushed into the scanner at a time," the airport’s spokesperson was quoted by The Times of India.

According to the TOI report, this system will reduce the role of security officials during the baggage screening process as the baggage and the separated valuables placed on the trays will reach the other end without the involvement of Central Industry Security Force officials at the spot, thus making them available for other duties.

In addition to this, the airport authorities have also decided to add screens to ensure passengers also get to witness the screening process.

 "Earlier, the scanned baggage was displayed on a monitor in front of the CISF personnel, and passengers couldn't see the process. The additional screens will show passengers what the CISF officer is viewing," the spokesperson added.   

A Deccan Herald report on the same says the whole checking and frisking process can be done within 25 seconds for every passenger.

The DH report adds if the security personnel suspects something untoward in any specific baggage, they have the option to divert it into a ‘reject line’.

After regulatory approval, all 18 security checkpoints will be equipped with ATRS, the report added.

Operations were partially closed at the Bengaluru Airport, the third busiest in India, due to maintenance work of one of the runways from February 17.

The upgraded taxiways will enable aircrafts to leave the airport faster than ever before.

“Now that KIA has the rapid exit taxiway (RET), aircraft can exit the runway faster, freeing the space for more air traffic movement,” a KIA press release dated May 1 read.

During the last financial year, the KIA had recorded 1,78,117 air traffic movements, which amounts to about 500 movements per day.


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