Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Now Check-in to RGIA with e-Boarding Pass

The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad has become the first airport in India to introduce e-boarding pass for all domestic passengers. Taking forward the Prime Minister’s Digital India initiative, the Union minister for civil aviation on Monday formally launched the e-boarding facility and dedicated it to the nation.

The e-boarding pass replaces the traditional paper boarding pass. Once a traveller receives and downloads the e-boarding pass, he or she may directly proceed to the security and need not check in again at the airport. A domestic passenger flying from the Hyderabad airport will only need a mobile e-boarding card and  Aadhaar card number to gain entry into the airport or to board the aircraft.

Speaking at the inauguration, he said, “A few years ago, when we wanted to conduct a trial run on this facility, Hyderabad and Bengaluru airports came on board. Things have worked in the right direction and I am happy that the Hyderabad airport has gone live first. Both these places are our aeronautical strengths. Through this initiative, we want to keep nefarious- thinking people away and, at the same time, want to make it convenient for other people. It is a continuous process and will be a mix of human effort and technology. “The idea is that this facility should be available at all the airports. Hyderabad and Bangalore have made us more comfortable to start with as these are better administered airports in the country. We want to apply this experience and go forward. We have not really set timelines but we would like to have it at the earliest in the airports that have high footfall,” he added.
29/12/15 The New Indian Express
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