Study concludes that TIA security system is weak

Kathmandu: The investigation committee formed by the government has pointed out that the security arrangements at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) are not strong enough.

The government had formed an investigation committee after a person without a passport and visa arrived on a Nepal Airlines Corporation’s flight. The committee has submitted its report to Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand and suggested to further strengthen the security arrangements at the airport.

The committee, headed by Director General of the Immigration Department Narayan Prasad Bhattarai, is of the view that the security arrangements at both the exterior and interior of the airport should be strengthened.

Concluding that the unauthorized persons have repeatedly reached the sensitive area due to the weakness in the security system of the outer perimeter, the committee has suggested to keep the security infrastructure including the fence around the airport strong and tight.