Friday, January 10, 2020

Pune airport to get e-gates, body scanners in April

Pune: Come April, e-gates and body scanners will be a permanent fixture at the city airport.

“Both the projects are high-priority. The trial run of the body scanner is going on. Before making it a permanent facility, we want to ensure that there are no glitches in the services offered. The decision for both the projects would take a concrete shape soon,” Pune airport director Ajay Kumar told TOI.

At present, Lohegaon airport has a body scanner machine installed. The facility was set up by a Germany-based company, having a base in Delhi.

Tokyo-based NEC Technologies will set up three e-gates to make the entry into the airport easy and seamless. “E-gates equipped with facial recognition technology will be installed at three points — the entrance of the airport, security holding area and the boarding gate area,” a spokesperson of the Tokyo-based company had said earlier.

“The company chosen to install the facial recognition gates (e-gates) has conducted a survey of the airport and the work on its installation would start soon,” another official said.
10/01/20 Joy Sengupta/Times of India
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