Thursday, January 26, 2023

AAI chairman says will implement Digi Yatra at Kolkata, Pune, Vijayawada airports

Airports Authority of India Chairman Sanjeev Kumar on Thursday said the Union government is implementing Digi Yatra at Kolkata, Pune and Vijayawada airports after the successful implementation at Varanasi airport.

During the celebration of 74th Republic Day at Delhi's AAI-ATC (Air Traffic Control) services building, the AAI chairman said, "Digi Yatra is an important step that we have been able to implement after 3-4 years of hard work. The AAI had been effectively involved under the ministry and with the help of private operators, we have made an ecosystem ready where software is made separately and hardware is kept at the airport so that passengers could have a faceless identification and travel faster."

"Whenever passengers come to airport, they go through security check at first, then at check-in and inside another security check at the boarding gate. At these places, they had to show their IDs and boarding cards. Digi Yatra has taken a huge step in implementing a seamlessly, paperless travel without these documents," the chairman said.

"We are happy to have been able to implement this at Varanasi airport and many passengers have been able to use it," the chairman said, adding, "More than 25-30 per cent passengers have been using this service at Varanasi airport."

He said, "We request passengers who haven't used to use it, to use this hassle-free and paperless travel."

Digi Yatra envisages a traveller pass through various checkpoints at the airports through a paperless and contactless processing, using facial features to establish his identity which could be linked to the boarding pass.

26/01/23 ANI/Economic Times

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