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Civil Aviation Ministry, Releases the policy on Biometric based Digital processing of passengers at airports.

Oct 4th, 2018 7:42 pm | By | Category: LATEST NEWS

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(THE NEWSMAN OF INDIA.COM)
Civil aviation Ministry Releases the policy on Biometric based Digital processing of passengers at airports called “Digi Yatra”
The policy on biometric based digital processing of passengers at airports called “Digi Yatra”. DigiYatra Central Platform will be operational by end of February, 2019.Bangalore & Hyderabad International Airports will be ready with pilot implementation by end of February, 2019. Airport Authority of India (AAI) intends to roll out the programme initially at Kolkata, Varanasi, Pune & Vijayawada by April, 2019.

Digi Yatra mechanism saying that a successfully registered passenger can go directly to the entry point E-Gate of the airport and scan the barcode/ QR code of the ticket/ Boarding pass. “A camera will capture the face for comparing with DigiYatraID Photo. On successful verification of the travel details and facial matching, the E-Gate will open. The system will also generate a token in the system combining the face of passenger with PNR of the ticket, so that at subsequent check points the ticket details will be available on face recognition.”

“At check-in counter or at the Self Bag Drop counter, the passenger will be identified by face and there is no need to show any document or ID for this purpose. The passenger will gain entry to the security check area through an E-Gate by facial recognition. Similarly at the boarding gate also the passenger will be identified by face for entering through an E-Gate for boarding the aircraft.”

As Indian Aviation is witnessing an unprecedented passenger growth for the past 50 months and it is likely to continue, this would mean the existing airports have to handle more passengers for considerable time before additional infrastructure is created. “The passengers are expecting better facilitation at the airport and Security remains a key concern in air travel.

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