New Delhi. September 18, 2017: Diversified conglomerate, Punj Lloyd has won a prestigious order worth Rs 120 crore for the supply and commission of five Full Body Truck Scanners (FBTS) from the Ministry of Home Affairs. Punj Lloyd will be the first private sector company in India to install these X-Ray based FBTS at the country’s borders, which can detect concealed arms, ammunition, explosives, detonators, IEDs, narcotics and fake currency.
Speaking on this win, Atul Punj, Chairman Punj Lloyd said, “This is our first order in Homeland Security and is extremely significant as it will enhance the national security of the country by fortifying our borders against illegal activities. The scanners will be manufactured at Punj Lloyd’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Malanpur.
Miscreants are today adept at concealment techniques but these scanners make the process of screening smooth and highly efficient in quick identification of suspicious consignments, with the least impact on legitimate trade.”
The primary objective of the FBTS/Drive-Through Container scanner system is to scan trucks/ truck mounted containers. These scanners can detect violations of Customs Act and other laws of India, enforced by Customs and other Agencies during import, trans-shipment, and export of goods including mis-declaration of description and quantity of goods, of quality such as grades, defective, etc and concealment of contraband goods. The hi-tech system can also detect contraband items hidden inside cavities or specially created spaces in the carrier or consignments.
The Group’s order backlog stands at Rs. 11,835 crores, after excluding orders of Rs. 6,845 crores in Libya, which are not seeing traction. The order backlog is the value of unexecuted orders on June 30, 2017 plus new orders received after that date.