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Srinagar Airport to have additional scanners from February

Srinagar, Jan 31: Srinagar International Airport is all set to have three additional X-ray scanners at its entrance from the first week of February.
Talking to The Kashmir Monitor, Director Srinagar International Airport, Sharad Kumar, said the scanners would help the visitors to screen their belongings in a short time.
“These machines are the latest. They will screen everything from big size packages to odd-shaped items,” Kumar said.
Kumar said, with the addition, the airport would have a total of six machines at the entrance.
He said the installation of the machines has been undertaken to give respite to the visitors, especially passengers.
“The visitors will not have to wait for a long time. The machines will bring down the traffic congestion witnessed during peak hours,” he said.
In addition, Kumar said the one entry lane would be made operational.
“With the opening of another entry lane, the visitors can get their belongings screened in less time,” he said.
Kumar said the visitors should follow lane driving and should not violate the traffic norms at any cost.
He said the mechanism for entrance to the airport was at par with the national standards.
The passengers have been demanding for a long time that the entry should be made flexible.
“I often visit the Airport; I am a frequent traveller. What I have been seeing is totally unacceptable. I have seen passengers leaving their vehicles halfway and travel on foot from the main gate to the terminal,” said Nasir Ahmad Najar.
“No doubt it is sensitive Airport but the interests of the passengers should also be taken care of.”