New Delhi, Aug 2 Minister of State for Home Affairs, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir Wednesday informed Rajya Sabha that ‘Full Body Truck Scanners (FBTS)’ involve high end technology will be installed at LoC trade facilitation centres.
He said: “the infrastructure for installation of FBTS also involves elaborate civil work including clearance of soil reports etc. Also, No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) and Bhaba Atomic Regulatory Centre (BARC) is required in view of the technology that involves radiations. Hence, though the global tender was floated on 26th February, 2015, price bid could only be opened on 26th July, 2016. Contract would be awarded on completion of all requisite formalities. Hence, it cannot be said that delay has occurred in this matter.”
Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said that Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) and Guidelines have been issued from time to time to regulate and mitigate the security concerns in the Cross LoC Trade. (CNS)