Security Beefed Up At Chennai Airport Ahead Of Independence Day

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Chennai: Security has been beefed up at the airport here ahead of the Independence Day celebrations, with police taking various measures, including installation of CCTV cameras at the main entrances.

In addition to the measures announced by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), such as a five-layer security and ban on visitor’s entry, police today said powerful focus lights would be installed at the main entrances on the outer periphery of the airport.

Eight CCTV cameras have been set up in and around the entrances to monitor movement of people and vehicles. Also 50 police personnel in plain clothes would keep vigil on the national highway outside the airport and the main entrances, they said.

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The AAI has announced that armed CISF personnel would be on round-the-lock patrol in the airport complex. Visitors’ entry has been banned at the international terminal till August 20.