The CSIF, in charge of security at the Delhi Airport, has a new security concern: power banks.
Recently, locally made power banks have been the source of scare at the busy Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Apparently, poor quality power banks, when scanned through the X-ray machine, resemble Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
On some days, over a dozen passengers have had to be stopped pointlessly.
A suspicious item means 15-30 extra minutes per passenger
According to Delhi Airport staff, at least two flyers are stopped everyday and manually checked after the X-ray machine flags power banks.
This means an additional 15-30 minutes per passenger at security check: the bag is opened and all its contents checked, then the power bank is examined, and if it is okay, it is deposited and the passenger allowed to proceed.