Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Govt not planning to make Aadhaar mandatory for fliers: Sources

Efforts are on to increase the use of Aadhaar in the aviation sector but there is no plan make the identification document mandatory for fliers, sources in the government have told CNBC-TV18.

Earlier reports had suggested that the aviation ministry was planning to make Aadhaar or passport number mandatory for domestic travel in the next two to three months.

But sources say the government will instead ask airlines to promote the use of Aadhaar by fliers while purchasing tickets and encourage travellers to link their flight tickets to their Aadhaar cards for a seamless experience.
03/05/17 Ashpreet Sethi/CNBC-TV18/moneycontrol