Wednesday, October 28, 2009

More X ray baggage system for Commonwealth Games

Delhi Police has decided to increase by 99 the number of X-Ray baggage inspection systems (XBIS) to be hired for Commonwealth Games venues for better security preparedness. With this, a senior police official said, the total number of X-Ray baggage inspection equipment to be installed at 11 venues and 15 practice venues for the next year's mega sporting event will be 239.

“Earlier, we were to hire 140 such equipment but keeping in mind the security requirements we decided to hire 99 more X-Ray baggage inspection systems. The number may go up if there is a need,” the official said.

The X-Ray baggage inspection systems will be installed at the innermost fourth layer of security ring at venues which the security establishment calls as the 'exclusion zone', he said. The Games will be held here from October 3 to 14 next year.

“The XBIS which we are hiring will be new. There will be no compromise on the quality of performance,” the official said. The equipment will be installed at the venues on September 1 next year and will be there till October 28.

“The machine will have features of multi-energy imaging facility where materials will be displayed in different colors to distinguish between organic and inorganic materials. This will enable us to distinguish high density organic materials like explosives,” he said.