At Four Indian Airports, Your Face Will Soon Be Your Boarding Pass!
New Delhi, Dec 3 (TNA) Soon you will not need any kind of boarding pass at the airport as your face will play the role of boarding pass at the airport. Responding to a question in Lok Sabha on Thursday, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, General VK Singh informed tha lawmakers that "Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) will soon be implemented in 4 airports of the country (Varanasi, Pune, Kolkata and Vijayawada).
Machines will be installed, he further said and added that the ministry is working expeditiously on FRT (Based Biometric Boarding System). He said that the proposed Digi Yatra Central Eco-system is planned to go live in March 2022. After the completion of work on these 4 airports, this system will be installed at various airports of the country.
To avail Digi Yatra services, passengers will send travel details (PAX details, PNR and facial biometrics) through an app to the biometric boarding system of the respective departure airport.
In case passengers do not want to avail Digi service at the airport, then passengers will also have the option of not sending the data and using the existing manual process at airports.