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New airport security check rules for disabled people

October 21, 2017

In a very positive and much awaited move, the Central Industrial Security Force - CISF has decided to make changes to the screening process for people with disabilities on the airports.

People with artificial limbs will not have to remove their prosthetic limbs for X-ray screening at airports anymore.

The CISF has also decided not to screen wheelchairs through X-ray as it causes humiliation and inconvenience to disabled travelers.

From now on, handheld explosive trace detector - ETD will be used for checking.

Only in rare cases, if the need is felt due to security concerns, will the CISF request passengers to remove the prosthetic.

This is a huge step forward as it will enable travelers with disabilities to go through security check without embarrassment and humiliation.

Till now, disabled passengers had to remove their prosthetic limbs to put it in the X-ray machine. Many disabled passengers felt insulted by the process.

Rules had also required passengers to vacate their wheelchair for screening by the CISF.

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