Integrated security check-point at Mumbai international airport

Earlier, security checks of both domestic and international passengers were carried out at Level 3 and Level 4 of Terminal 2 respectively.

Amit SrivastavaUpdated: Thursday, June 30, 2022, 11:13 PM IST
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Mumbai International Airport has introduced an ‘Integrated Security Check Point’ at Terminal 2 (T2). Now, all international and domestic passengers departing through T2, will undergo the common security clearance at Level 04 and move towards the designated e-gates and from there all the departing passengers will proceed to their respective ‘Security Holding Area’ (SHA).

The new initiative will facilitate faster security clearance of passengers. As per the estimate, an average of 280 passengers per hour will go through the security clearance under the new scheme which is more than double the previous average of 130 passengers per hour in the conventional system. Now, there is less waiting time for passengers.

Earlier, security checks of both domestic and international passengers were carried out at Level 3 and Level 4 of Terminal 2 respectively.

“The unique challenges witnessed at the airport daily require solutions that not just address the task at hand but also seamlessly integrate an enhanced transit experience for the passengers. In this regard, CSMIA identified the opportunity to further streamline the security check-in process for both international and domestic passengers wherein for the first time, both international and domestic passengers come together for security checks at a common security checkpoint,” said a statement issued by Mumbai International Airport.

In addition, the CSMIA has deployed 13 Automatic Tray Retrieval Systems (ATRS) at the new Integrated Security Check-Point. The ATRS – roller and sensor-based machines are programmed to return luggage trays to the starting point after passengers collect their belongings. The retrieval systems can circulate an average of 350 sanitized trays per hour, which will not only boost the processing time of passenger luggage checks but also eliminate any manual intervention of the passenger or the staff.

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