Monday, September 24, 2018

Pune airport to start facial recognition of flyers

Pune: Come 2019, just facial recognition would be enough to board flights at the city airport.
The system would ensure seamless check-in and security check process, reducing the waiting time at the airport drastically. A source said the facial recognition system would be in place at four airports, including Pune, on a trial basis before its introduction at all the airports in the country. A part of the civil aviation ministry’s DigiYatra initiative, it is aimed at providing modern electronic and digital facilities to flyers.

A source at the Pune airport told TOI that the facility had electronic gates and the work on installation of the required software was on. “The work on installation of cameras and other equipment is in progress,” he said.

Once the facial recognition system is in place, passengers will have the option to go through a one-time registration process at the entrance of the airport terminal building. The details of the flyer concerned would be captured in high definition cameras, which will act as his/her unique signature or code.

24/09/18 Joy Sengupta/Times of India