You Still Need Cabin Bag­gage Tag De­spite the Order Quash­ing it

Govt said on Thurs­day pas­sen­gers fly­ing out of seven air­ports don’t need the tags any­more

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New Delhi: Se­cu­rity staff of at least two ma­jor air­ports car­ried out stamp­ing of hand bag­gage tags on Fri­day, a day af­ter the gov­ern­ment said the pro­ce­dure was be­ing with­drawn from seven air­ports to im­prove fly­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for pas­sen­gers.

The Bureau of Civil Avi­a­tion Se­cu­rity (BCAS), the avi­a­tion se­cu­rity wing of the gov­ern­ment, had said pas­seng- ers fly­ing out of Delhi, Mum­bai Kolkata, Ben­galuru, Hy­der­abad, Ahmed­abad and Kochi would not have to tag their cabin bag­gage, as the pro­vi­sion of stamp­ing tags has been re­moved.

How­ever, the Cen­tral In­dus­trial Se­cu­rity Force (CISF), which han­dles se­cu­rity at air­ports, did not en­force the BCAS order, caus­ing con­fu­sion and de­lays. “Heavy con­ges­tion at BOM prior to se­cu­rity this morn­ing. Tag stamp­ing still on. Pax re­minded not to carry liq­uids >100ml in cabin bag­gage,” Vis­tara’s chief strat­egy and com­mer­cial of­fi­cer said on Twit­ter.

Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials ET spoke with said the order will be im­ple­mented in a cou­ple of days.

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