Coimbatore: Thanks to an order issued by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), from Saturday air passengers flying out of the Coimbatore International Airport will no longer have to get their handbag tag ‘stamped’ at the various pre embarkation security check (PECS) points.
Instead, the handbag stamped tag will have a printed code that identifies the counter where the handbag was screened. Currently, at 17 airports across India, stamping of handbag tags is not practiced. This system of stamping handbags which is already being implemented in the West has successfully passed its trial and error stage in airports in metropolitan cities in India. In April this year, stamping of handbag tags was first implemented at airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Kochi and in June the stamping of handbag tags came into being at airports in Chennai, Jaipur, Patna, Thiruvananthapuram and Guwahati.