Intrusion detection system to be installed at New Islamabad Airport

ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CCA) has decided for the provisioning of security on complete perimeter fencing by installing a perimeter intrusion detection system, in line with the international standards at the under construction New Islamabad International Airport.For this purpose, a consultant would be engaged to conduct a complete survey of the area measuring 18.4 kilometres and prepare an initial report, the official sources said. The report, to be submitted soon, would suggest various economically viable options available for installing the perimeter intrusion detection system in line with the international standards, including security audit and risk assessment, feasibility study report, conceptual design report, and rough cost estimates. It is worth mentioning here that the end of March, next year has been set by the government as the new deadline for the completion of the New Islamabad International Airport.According to the official sources, 98 percent of the civil works and hydrant refueling systems and 55 percent work on the air traffic control had been completed. The local police and the civil administration have also been directed to help the CAA in clearing the area from the encroachers. Under the directives of the prime minister, a power plant would be installed while small dams would also be constructed to ensure regular electricity and water supply to the airport, which would cater to the needs of 15 million passengers in a year.The airport would have 15 boarding bridges and would be able to handle 400,000 metric tons of cargo. The government has ordered the installation of the latest baggage handling system at the airport. The groundbreaking of the project was performed in April 2007, and it was supposed to be completed within 30 months. Initially, the cost of the project was estimated to be Rs37 billion. Later, the PC-I of the project was revised in March 2012 at a cost of Rs 66 billion. The CAA had once again revised its expenditures, putting them at Rs 95 billion, and October 2016 is the anticipated completion date of the project. 

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