Saturday, June 09, 2018

Varanasi airport to soon have automated facial recognition system for passenger boarding process

The Varanasi airport will soon become the first airport to have an automated facial recognition system for passenger boarding process.

According to a Hindustan Times report, the installation process of the biometric access system in Varanasi's Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is underway. "Automated walkthrough security scanners equipped with facial recognition technology are being installed at the airport’s entry, security and boarding points," the airport director AK Rai said.

Earlier, the state-owned Airports Authority of India (AAI) chose three airports, including Varanasi, Vijayawada and Kolkata, to implement biometric access system for passenger boarding process.

The biometric access system project would be carried out on a pilot basis at the three airports.

The three airports were chosen under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digi Yatra initiative wherein passengers Aadhaar details could be used for biometric-enabled boarding process.

AAI's chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra said the changing profile of air passengers in the country along with safety is a challenge and technology would play a big role in meeting such challenges.
08/06/18 DNA

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