Chennai, May 27:
Passengers travelling from the international terminal of the city airport will have to scan their luggage before checking in, as work on installing a new inline baggage scanning machine is all set to begin. Airport Authority of India (AAI) has installed five standalone baggage scanners at the terminal for passengers to scan the bags until the work to install the new four-level inline baggage scanner is completed. This work is expected to take three months.
The new inline scanners with CT-Xray and CT-scan system, can detect explosives and is better than the old one, which will provide a good resolution picture of the bags and will automatically divert bags with suspicious content to a manual checking area.
The machine will do four level checks. The first two levels are automatic and do not require human intervention. In the third level, the machine will divert bags with suspicious content for security personnel to screen and those which need to be opened will be sent to the fourth level where the passenger is summoned.
AAI will start installing a similar machine at the domestic departure terminal after the work at international departure is completed.