Traffic diverted, six-layer checkpoints at Kolkata airport ahead of Independence Day – India Today

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Ahead of Independence Day, security has been beefed up at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International airport in Kolkata. For the first time, a six-step mega security check has been put in place in the run-up to August 15.

Passengers have to cross six security checkpoints before boarding their flight at the Kolkata airport. The first five security checks will be conducted by the CISF and the last step by the airline.

The first one is naka checking at entry point, followed by inspection at the Departures entry gate. The third one is a random check inside the airport lounge. The fourth stage is called Area Domination systems. At this checkpoint, CISF personnel have been deployed to keep a close eye so that no passenger can leave their luggage behind.

The fifth checkpoint is inside security hold area. The final check is done by the airlines personnel at the boarding gate of the aircraft.

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With Independence Day celebrations picking up pace throughout the country, Kolkata Police have upped the ante, especially when it comes to traffic movement.

The Independence Day parade in Central Kolkata’s Red Road area, where Chief Minister Magmata Banerjee will hoist the Tricolour, will be closed from Saturday midnight for security purposes. But in good news for commuters, the road will open by early afternoon on August 15.

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