Mangaluru: A mobile scanner at New Mangalore Port (NMP) is in progress, likely to be commissioned within two to three months, said Chief Commissioner of Customs Bengaluru zone A K Jyotishi.
Speaking to media on the sidelines of inauguration of renovated Customs office at Old Port on July 9, Tuesday, he said the civil engineering works for the installation of the scanner was in progress.
“The estimated cost of the scanner, maintenance for next 10 years, installation and training of personnel is Rs 30 crore.”
Speedy clearance : The container scanner will ensure speedy clearance by avoiding physical inspection. It will only select a few containers through risk parameters for scanning.
After scanning, if any suspicious goods are found, then the container will be opened for checking, he added.
The Customs has been giving priority to use of technology to reduce manual intervention on checking containers, he added.