Anti-hijacking mock drill conducted at State hanger

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 16 Mar 2017 11:51:41


Staff Reporter,

A full scale anti-hijacking mock drill was conducted to check the functioning of alertness of security arrangements to deal with the situation at Raja Bhoj Airport on Wednesday. The mock drill was carried out in the morning at State hanger in which a plane was hijacked.


Airport Director Akashdeep Mathur said that on Wednesday at around 10 am, the air traffic control (ATC) raised an alarm of hijacking after which CISF jawans and police personnel rushed to the airport soon.
They were told that a aircraft has been hijacked at State hanger.


Acting swiftly on the information, security forces surrounded the plane and within a few minutes they took control over the situation. The drill concluded satisfactorily and the airport premises remain unaffected during the period.
“The drill’s main purpose was to practice the protocols of the airport committee which come to life during such situation within timeframe and take the necessary actions like real time scenario,” Mathur said.