Saturday, March 20, 2021

Facial recognition technology at Kolkata airport soon for ‘Digi Yatra’

Kolkata: Work has started on installation of equipment that will lead to contactless travel through Kolkata airport with use of facial recognition software. The initiative also seeks to promote paperless and hassle-free air travel.

“Installation of equipment at various points in the terminal — kerbside kiosks, gates, check-in counters, pre-embarkation security checks and boarding points — is under way. The Covid situation last year led to the delay in arrival of some equipment. The project deadline, has, therefore been revised from this April to July. We are on track to meet it,” said airport director Kaushik Bhattacharjee.

Once a passenger registers in the facial biometric-based air travel, or Digi Yatra, at the airport, s/he will not be needed to show a ticket or boarding pass, or even identity cards, at the checkpoints.

They will be identified by matching facial biometric at the security points and ticket validation will take place through integration with the airline system.

“There will be one-time verification at the departure airport while travelling for the first time using their Aadhaar number, PAN or any other ID approved by the government. After registration, facial recognition biometric will be captured and stored in the Digi Yatra ID. All details of the passenger will be securely recorded in a centralized database,” said a system engineer working on the Digi Yatra project at Kolkata airport.

20/03/21 Subhro Niyogi/Times of India

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