Wednesday, November 30, 2016

‘Low-risk’ flier? Security at airports will now be a breeze

Do long queues at airports worry you? Breeze through security check if you are able to prove to the government in advance that you are a “low-risk” passenger.

The Centre is mulling over a risk-based pre-screening plan to enhance passenger convenience, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha says. “We are examining a secure traveller notion. Under the system, a passenger will be pre-screened and those who are low-risk will be able to get through the airport queue faster. There might be a few trade-offs or concerns, but we are examining this proposal,” Mr. Sinha says.

The Centre had received suggestions from various airports and agencies to make travel easier and expedite the check-in process. “These systems do exist around the world. The goal is to improve security and raise passenger experience,” Mr. Sinha told The Hindu.
29/11/16 Somesh Jha/The Hindu