Your Face will be your Boarding Pass at the Airport
The Government of India is working on their digitization program & paperless policy and a advance step is about to be taken in this direction is the use of Biometric recognition and identification for the airport check-ins. Your face will be your boarding pass at the airport soon for the check-ins. It is the major step towards the paperless policy and digitization.
The Government is at the final stage of the paperless policy of biometric boarding pass. Initially this policy will apply on 5 airports of India – they are Varanasi (Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport), Kolkata (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport), Vijayawada Airport, Hyderabad (Rajiv Gandhi International Airport) and Bengaluru (Bangalore International Airport).
This policy will be rolled out within 5 to 6 months under the DigiYatra initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Initially the biometric boarding pass will be use for domestic flights from the above 5 airports’ take – off after the success of this pilot project government will plan to standardize this policy on all airports across the country. The final policy has not been declared yet and government also taking concern of passengers’ privacy.
Passengers will reach at the entry of the airport, security and boarding points where the automated security scanners equipped with biometric recognition system have been installed. Scanners will scan the face and verify its credentials. In case if any passenger’s face has been injured or scanners not able to identify his face then there will be an option of Iris scan as well as thumb impression scan.
Passengers need to register themselves on the portal of Aviation ministry with their identity card like Passport, Aadhar Card or Driving License, so that passengers will get a unique id. This unique id will have to submit while ticket booking.
The DigiYatra initiative will bring ease of journey and enhanced security levels. Government will have the record of every citizen’s travelling to the airports.