NEW DELHI: Air travel becomes hassle-free and paperless, as the Union govt rolls out “Digi Yatra”- an initiative under which the passengers wont have to carry their ID cards and boarding pass. The airport authorities will instead use facial recognition software to grant entry to the passengers at various check areas including security checks.
Union MInistry Jyotiraditya Scindia inuagrated the services at the Delhi Airport today. The service will be rolled out in two phases. In the first phase, it will be launched at 7 airports. However, it is initially being launched at 3 airports i.e., Delhi, Bengaluru and Varanasi on 1st December 2022 followed by 4 airports namely Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, and Vijayawada by March 2023. Later it would be implemented across various airports in the country, the government said, adding that with the service, India is setting a new global benchmark for a seamless, hassle free and health risk free process at airports
In order to make use of the service, a traveller must first validate their identity with their Aadhaar number using the DigiYatra mobile app and then take a picture of themselves. The next thing that needs to be done is to have the boarding pass scanned, and then the credentials need to be given to the airport.
The passengers are required to download the app in order to take advantage of the perks that the DigiYatra programme has to offer. The application was presented to the public for the first time on August 15 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Following the installation of the application, the traveller will be required to provide their Aadhar card information as well as their phone number. After that, the traveller is required to take a selfie, add details about their vaccinations, and scan their boarding pass.