Hyderabad, January 4: GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL), which operates Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad today announced that it has conducted a full-scale anti-hijack mock exercise in collaboration with multiple stakeholders.
This exercise was conducted at the airside of Hyderabad International Airport in presence of senior officials from GHIAL, State Government and Central Government. A bus was used as a dummy hijacked aircraft for this exercise.
Rajiv Trivedi, Principle Secretary, Home, Government of Telangana, who is also the chairman of the Aerodrome Committee, senior officials of police, Intelligence Bureau, National Security Guard (NSG) Regional Hub, Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF), Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), Airports Authority India (AAI), Air Traffic Control (ATC), SpiceJet, Telangana State Fire Services & Disaster Management, Apollo Hospital and GHIAL were present
The full-scale anti-hijack mock drill is conducted at every Indian Airport annually as mandated by the National Civil Aviation Security Programme (NCASP) with the objective to test the efficiency of the airport’s Contingency Plan and to familiarise all agencies about their respective responsibilities in a hijack situation.
“We have been successfully conducting all mandatory exercises to ensure that Hyderabad Airport is fully geared up to take up any crisis situation. We work closely with all government agencies, airlines and other stakeholders to handle any situation at the airport,” S.G.K. Kishore, CEO, GHIAL.