New Delhi: In the wake of high alert during the Republic day, vigilance levels and security arrangements at Indira Gandhi International airport have been beefed up. The security checks have been strengthened and entry of general public at the airport premises too has been restricted.

Along with the deployment of CRPF personnel, security checks have been made at large. The Bureau of Civil aviation security (BCAS) has stopped issuing temporary passes to people from January 14 till midnight of January 29. The passes for the visitors has also been closed down. The restriction on issuance of passes has been aimed at minimizing any kind of mishap.

According to CRPF spokesperson, “The vigilance levels have been raised at the IGI airport in the wake of Republic day. Jawans are ready to tackle any situation. The methods of security check have been made to withstand any untoward incident. The passengers visiting to the airport are being checked at short intervals.”

The Industrial security force has been entrusted with the security of the airport.