DigiYatra: Passengers are rid of the hassle of paperwork at the airport, now the face becomes the boarding pass

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Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has started it. On this occasion, he said that the data related to the passengers will be kept safe in ‘Digiyatra’ in a decentralized manner, which will facilitate access to the airport through digital facial recognition.

Passengers at the airport will soon be rid of the hassle of paper. Digiyatra was started by the Center today. Currently, this facility has started at Delhi, Varanasi and Bengaluru airports. According to the information, you can now travel by plane even without a boarding pass. Via Digiatra, your face acts as a boarding pass. Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has started it. On this occasion, he said that the data related to the passengers will be kept safe in ‘Digiyatra’ in a decentralized manner, which will facilitate access to the airport through digital facial recognition.

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It may also be launched at some other airports including Hyderabad, Pune, Vijayawada and Kolkata from next year. Currently, this facility is available to passengers on domestic flights. Speaking of Delhi Airport, it is available at Terminal 3. However, Scindia has clearly stated that Digitra system data will be protected in an encrypted form in a decentralized manner. Scindia’s statement was in the context of detentions related to breach of passenger data and privacy. “At first we thought of a centralized system that would have all the data, but then the issues of privacy and data theft came into the picture,” he said. That is why we opted for a decentralized system in which passenger data would be stored on each passenger’s mobile phone.

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So you can benefit

To make use of this option, passengers must register on the ‘DigiAtra’ app and provide their details. Verification takes place via Aadhaar and the passenger will also have to take his photo. ‘DigiAtra’ is available on Android and iOS platforms. At the airport’s e-gate, the passenger must first scan the barcoded boarding pass, after which the ‘facial recognition’ system installed there verifies the passenger’s identity and travel document. After this process, the passenger can enter the airport through the e-gate. The passenger will have to follow the normal procedure for security checks and boarding the aircraft. Scindia said this digital identification system has been installed at several international airports, including Dubai, Singapore, Atlanta and Narita in Japan, saving time for passengers.

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