Facial recognition for passenger processing soon to be a reality in India...

    Facial recognition for passenger processing soon to be a reality in India

    Bengaluru and Hyderabad international airports are going to be equipped with biometrics-based passenger processing systems as part of a pilot study for the implementation of Digi Yatra, pan India.
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    Facial recognition for passenger processing

    As early as March 2019, Bengaluru and Hyderabad international airports will be equipped with systems that would use facial recognition for passenger processing. The two airports are being fitted with the systems as part of a pilot study that would help tweak the standards for the uniform implementation of the system, pan India.

    Passengers flowing through these airports will have to obtain a Digi Yatra ID by providing minimum details like Name, email-id, Mobile Number and one approved identity proof, where Aadhaar is not mandatory.

    The Digi Yatra ID will be shared with passengers while booking tickets. Airlines will share the passenger data and Digi Yatra ID with the departure airport,” Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said.

    The Digi Yatra programme is aimed at establishing a seamless experience for passengers – from airport entry to aircraft boarding. However, the ultimate goal of the programme is to be able to seamlessly integrate with any service provider providing door-to-door services for passengers.

    The Airports Authority of India (AAI) plans to roll out the Digi Yatra programme at Kolkata, Varanasi, Pune and Vijayawada airports by April 2019.

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