Red alert at Rajiv Gandhi airport

The police have declared a red alert at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airprot at Shamshabad in the wake of intelligence reports on the possible terror attacks on international airports on August 15 being the independence day. The airport authorities, on the other hand, have stopped giving visiting passes to the enthusiasts who wish to see the airport. Also, tight security has been beefed up in and around the airport, sources said. Besides calling for high alert, the special police teams at the airport were conducting thorough checks at Shamshabad airport.