DMRC starts upgrading baggage scanning system in phased manner
During the scanning, newly installed large-sized monitors with high resolution image will ensure quick and instant assessment of any explosive, arms threat etc.
New Delhi: The DMRC has started upgrading the X-Ray baggage Scanning System (X-BIS System) at the security frisking points of metro stations in a phased manner.
The advanced features in these newly introduced baggage scanners will ensure extra safety and security to the passengers and will also be more convenient for the old age and women commuters while lifting up and putting in heavy baggage items for scanning.
These advanced baggage scanners are fitted with additional features like faster baggage clearance system. These scanners will now be capable of handling up to 550 bags per hour which used to be around 350 bags per hour earlier.
During the scanning, newly installed large-sized monitors with high resolution image will ensure quick and instant assessment of any explosive, arms threat etc. Moreover, the baggage inspection will be capable of X-ray penetration up to even 35 mm thick steel plate.
The modified X-BIS system will have manually adjustable and extendable inclined conveyor belt system which can be lowered down while putting in the baggage and same at the output. This will specially help the old age passengers to easily put their baggage on a low level conveyer.
A 360 degree camera mounted just above the baggage scanner will be able to capture clear audio and video footage of the X-BIS process which may be useful in case of any untoward incident such as theft, altercation between commuters, security staff etc.
Presently, 34 such baggage scanners with specialised commuter-friendly features have already been installed at major stations such as Kashmere Gate, AIIMS, Vishwavidyalaya, HUDA City Centre, Rajouri Garden, Mayur Vihar Ph-1, NOIDA Sec-18, Palam etc., replacing the older X-BIS systems, said a DMRC released.
Gradually, over 250 more such baggage scanners will be installed across all Delhi Metro stations by the year end. At present, there are around 400 X-BIS machines installed at different metro stations across DMRC network.