October 22, 2013 2:04:01 am
Citing the need to have a comprehensive area security plan at Aerocity,Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA),the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MCA) has asked the airport operator Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) to provide adequate security apparatus around the 62-acre project.
In a meeting,which was held last week and chaired by the Joint Secretary Internal Security of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA),DIAL was asked to provide infrastructural and manpower support to the area security plan. The meeting was also attended by representatives of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF),the Delhi Police,Ministry of Civil Aviation (MCA),the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and DIAL.
DIAL has been asked to provide security cover at parking spaces,transport points and pedestrian roads,which are not covered by the individual hotels.
Security will have to be provided between the Aerocity Metro station,the hotels,the malls,the cinema hall and the 5,000-seat convention centre, a senior official,who attended the meeting,said.
The Aerocity project,which covers an area of 62.5 acre,has 6.1 million square feet of constructed space. There are 13 hotels on the premises,with approximately 6,000 rooms in total.
DIAL has also been asked to secure the five entry and exit points in Aerocity to be able to keep vigil on those entering the premises. For the same,DIAL has been asked to provide private security guards at these points.
About 100 CCTV cameras will have to be installed on the premises. An official said,DIAL had leased out the land to 13 hotels as part of the deal. However,the hotels will be responsible for their own security plans. The area around the premises is primarily the responsibility of DIAL.
The operator has also been asked to set up a CCTV monitoring room at Aerocity. DIAL will have to ensure proper lighting in the area.
The MCA said a police post will have to be created inside Aerocity to ensure that personnel are available round the clock in case of an emergency.
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