Mock Bomb Threat Preparedness Drill conducted

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Jharsuguda : A mock bomb threat preparedness evacuation drill was held at Veer Surendra Sai (VSS)  airport on Thursday to test co-ordination and response of all agencies in-keeping with the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) requirement.

The drill began at 10:30 am. All the staffs of the Airport as well as the operating Airlines like Spicejet and Alliance Air were successfully evacuated and the terminal thoroughly frisked within the set time and guidelines. The drill conducted by Bomb Detection and Disposal Team, Sambalpur which ended at around 1: 00 pm.

“Under the airport security plan, a mock bomb threat preparedness drill was carried out at the this morning to test the response time and coordination of all agencies” said Jharsuguda Airport Director Kishore Kumar Senapati.

Staffs were evacuated from the terminal as Security personnel, along with Bomb Disposal and Detection Squad carried out searches for an ‘explosive-laden bag’ planted in the terminal building as part of the drill and was disposed of.