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
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airports carried out stamping of hand baggage tags on Friday, a day after the government said the procedure was being withdrawn from seven airports to improve flying experience for passengers.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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