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CISF takes over security of Shirdi Airport

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The CISF on Thursday took over the security of International Airport, with a sanctioned strength of more than 180 personnel, an said.

The (CISF) personnel, deputed to guard airport, will be led by a Deputy The administrative control of this airport will be under the CISF's Deputy Inspector General, West Zone Airports,

With its induction at airport, the CISF now guards 60 out of 98 airports across the country, with a total of 343 units of the paramilitary force deployed for the purpose.

"In the light of the increased threat perception to the aviation sector across the country, security of Airport is of utmost importance as thousands of pilgrims, foreigners and VVIPs frequently visit through this airport," said CISF

The 180 personnel of the CISF will be on various duties such as frisking, anti-hijacking and patrolling.

Located at Kakadi village, Airport is around 12 km away from prominent pilgrimage sport of the

This airport, spread over 1,300 acres and with one terminal building and a 2,500 metre long runaway, is owned by and was inaugurated on October 1, 2017.



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First Published: Thu, June 07 2018. 19:14 IST