New Delhi , Feb. 23 : The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) on Thursday issued an order of doing away with stamping hand bag tags with immediate effect at seven major airports- Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Cochin.
Issued with approval of BCAS chief Rajesh Kumar Chandra, the aviation security circular (4/2017) said, "The present system of stamping hand baggage tags at pre-embarkation security check points for seven airports... shall be dispensed with immediate effect."
The BCAS and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) had carried out non-stamping at several airports for domestic flyers last year. That trial was successfully and a final decision was to be taken after Republic Day.
The aviation ministry is keen to extend no-stampimg to more airports soon.