Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday initiated DigiYatra, a software that permits air passengers to enter the airport in the nation’s capital by using facial recognition technology.
Having the DigiYatra app, the check-in process at airports will be paperless, much easier to go through the checkpoints and security measures, and the data of air passengers will be automated. The app was launched on Thursday at Bangalore and Varanasi airports, an extension to Delhi. Passengers have to fill in their personal details on the DigiYatra app using Aadhaar Card-based verification and a self-capture in the next step, the boarding pass will be scanned and the details will be shared with the airport.
The traveller must first scan their bar-coded boarding pass at the airport e-gate before the facial recognition system located at the e-gate verifies their identification and travel documentation. The passenger can use the e-gate to enter the airport once this process is complete. The traveller must adhere to the standard process to get through security and board the flight. DIAL released the DigiYatra app’s beta version on August 15. The national capital’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is run by Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL). It serves as the biggest airport in the nation.
DigiYatra, which uses facial recognition technology, will streamline and speed up the boarding procedure. DigiYatra will also ensure increased security at the airport because only authorised passengers can enter the terminal and passenger data is verified against the airline’s departure control system.
The central organisation for DigiYatra is the non-profit Digi Yatra Foundation. Airport Authority of India (AAI), Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL), Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (HIAL), and Mumbai International Airport Ltd are the foundation’s stockholders (MIAL).
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