Digi Yatra: In a first, Bengaluru airport to start biometric boarding for passengers

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru

Bengaluru, May 10: Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) will be introducing face recognition technology to usher in select passengers quickly through the transit without the mandatory physical frisking and patting, within the next few months.

Called the 'Digi Yatra' biometric boarding system, KIA airport authorities have recently completed a trial run with the airport's own staff officials to roll out the project soon.

As per Bangalore Mirror report, a BIAL spokesperson said, "The Digi Yatra biometric boarding system at the KIA is currently work in progress. Field acceptance trials have been conducted at the end of March and production of the hardware has begun.

"Based on current timelines, we expect that trials and phased rollout of the Digi Yatra central identity management platform to begin at the BLR Airport in Q3 2019. Once the central platform is set up, BIAL will integrate the biometric boarding system of the Airport with the platform," he added.

With this advanced biometric security solutions, Digi Yatra intends to provide a seamless journey to the passengers.

The civil aviation ministry is also planning to implement the face detection technology in other airports in Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad under the Digi Yatra system.

Nevertheless, KIA is expecting that it will be the first in the country to implement the Digi Yatra system. The operators of the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) have signed an agreement with Portugal-based Vision-Box to launch paperless biometric self-boarding technology in this regard.

BIAL has also informed that the Jet Airways, Air Asia and SpiceJet passengers would be the first users of Digi Yatra at KIA.


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