High Alert At Samshabad Airport; Mumbai, Chennai Too Under Hijack Threat

Emergency security plan has been implemented as a threat to hijack planes from Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai airports was received on Saturday by a cop in Mumbai.

Hyderabad: Samshabad airport here and the airports in Mumbai and Chnnai have been asked to be alert on Sunday as threat to hijack flights had been received. The National Security Gaurds are standing by the airport authorities and anti/ hijack drill had been going on at all the three places in a full fledged manner.

All the preparations had started when a woman sent an email on Saturday to a senior police officer in Mumbai. The woman informed the police officer that she had overheard a conversation between six persons at a restaurant. She understood that they were planning to hijack flights simultaneously from Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai airports. Following the alert issued by the police officer, the counter terrorism forces have been pressed into service.

There was a similar hijack threat in January 2015 and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) which is in charge of airport security has prepared a counter-hijack plan and exercise. Two years back the threat was to hijack an Air India flight from Mumbai to Kabul, the Afghanistan capital. CISF Director General OP Singh told media representatives that all the precautionary measures have been taken inside and outside the airports. He said there is no reason to panic and the three airports are functioning normally. He said an emergency security plan is being implemented.

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Vijayawada Airport Gets International Status, PM Tweets

VJA airport has been upstaged to international status by the Centre. This news was tweeted by none other than the Prime minister.

Vijayawada: In a meeting chaired by PM Narendra Modi, Central Cabiney gave nod for International Status to Vijayawada airport. This was personally tweeted by PM Narendra Modi and wished AP will move forward with development in coming days.

There will be an improved connectivity to State capital by this proposal, the Cabinet felt. This will give a big boost to Domestic/International Tourism and socio-economic development by bringing in International passengers and cargo traffic as per statement released by Central Cabinet.

All pending works will be completed by July 31st, 2017 as per Madhusudhan Rao, Airport Director.

AP CM Naidu inaugurated new terminal few months back which was completed with an estimation of 135 crore and State Cabinet demanded to be renamed as ‘NTR Amaravathi Airport”

NTR is our leader and belongs to this place, people should remember him forever, Naidu said at that time.

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